Textile fragment with rosettes, quatrefoil, diamond-shapes, and stylized trees

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, quatrefoil, diamond-shapes, and stylized trees

  • 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

    29.5 x 10 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.212

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands of floral design framed by rows of beads; in one band a twelve-petalled rosette alternates with an ornate quatrefoil, as in Cat. no. 113 [EA1990.121], in the other an eight-petalled rosette alternates with a diamond shape containing a small rosette of dots. In the latter the design is set into squares framed by lines of dots, as in Cat. no. 151 [EA1990.159]. On one side of the bands are twelve-petalled rosettes, on the other stylized trees, every second one supported by a triangular mound. The resist defines the pattern.

    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. 204 on p. 57 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 58, vol. ii p. 57 fig. 204

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