Textile fragment with medallions, tendrils, and zigzags

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions, tendrils, and zigzags

  • 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 mordant, and dyed red and blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    36.5 x 15.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 21 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1070

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  • Catalogue text

    Large medallions are set into square compartments created by narrow, white bands with carefully designed red tendrils and zigzags. The medallions are filled with either interlace or tendrils, and are alternately set on a white or red ground and surrounded by tendrils. Both have blue details added as well.

    It is not possible to distinguish between surface and reverse. There is no evidence for the use of resist for the application of 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. 1063 on p. 315 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 315 fig. 1063

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