Textile fragment with rosettes, dots, and lobed squares

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, dots, and lobed squares

  • 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

    34 x 9.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 21 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 13.5 cm estimated (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.88

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  • Catalogue text

    Rosettes, dots, and lobed squares with a blue centre, similar to Cat. no. 70 [EA1990.87], but set closely together, so that the design appears more continuously linked. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    An overlapping of design and a repetition of block faults identifies one side of the block as being 13.5 cm. long.

    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. 80 on p. 22 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 22-23, 25, 28, & 30-32, vol. ii p. 22 fig. 80

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