Textile fragment with large chevrons, dots, S-shapes, and stars

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with large chevrons, dots, S-shapes, and stars

  • Associated place

    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with an open seam in blue flax; with stitching in white flax

  • Dimensions

    17.5 x 10 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 21 / 27 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 22 / 27 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 9.5 cm estimated (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.156

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow, parallel bands are arranged as large chevrons, with the pattern alternating between a single row of dots, and s-shapes and irregular, small stars. The chevron bands with dots have triangular terminals.

    Open seam sewn with fine, blue thread, some additional stitching with coarse, white thread. A repeat fault in the design (reversal of s-shape and separation of triangular terminal) marks the length of one side of the block as 9.5 cm.

    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. 148 on pp. 40-41 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 109, vol. ii p. 40 fig. 148

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