Textile fragment with flowers, quatrefoils, and rosettesOn display
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Textile fragment with flowers, quatrefoils, and rosettes
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; with remains of stitching in blue flax
Dimensions14 x 9.5 cm (warp x weft)
17 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Four-petalled flowers and single dots create a grid of squares, which are filled with either a rosette or a quatrefoil, similar to Cat. no. 97 [EA1990.105]. The rosette, however, has wedge-shaped petals and no dot in the centre. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue.
Selvedge, and remains of blue stitching on all four sides. Overlapping of the pattern at the block edge. A very small fragment remains at the side opposite the selvedge, probably part of a fabric that was once sewn on at this point.
In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 98 on p. 26 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 26 fig. 98