Textile fragment with scales

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with scales

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed brown; joined with a seam in white flax, and with additional stitching in orange cotton

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    ground fabric 1 15 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 16 / 11 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.399

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  • Catalogue text

    A field of diagonal rows of overlapping scales. The scales are both brown and white, and there is no background.

    The fabric is sewn together from two pieces, with selvedges along the seam. The reverse shows considerably less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 392 on p. 116 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 116 fig. 392

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