Textile fragment with rosettes, lobed squares, and bandhani, or tie-dye, imitation

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, lobed squares, and bandhani, or tie-dye, imitation

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28 x 23 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 25 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.79

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  • Catalogue text

    Two wide bands, and fragments of two further. One band has the same bandhani imitation as Cat. no. 65 [EA1990.73], including arrow shapes. The second wide band has eight-petalled rosettes with a dot at the centre, lobed squares, and small, single dots, arranged in a linear, regular manner. The fragments of bands are both in bandhani-imitation. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 71 on p. 19 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 139 & 20, vol. ii p. 19 fig. 71

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