Textile fragment with rosettes, lobed squares, and dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, lobed squares, and dots

  • Associated place

    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

  • Dimensions

    23 x 22 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.80

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  • Catalogue text

    Two wide and two narrow bands; both wide bands have the same pattern of eight-petalled rosettes with a dot at the centre, lobed squares, and small, single dots, as in Cat. no. 71 [EA1990.79]. The two narrow bands are on either side of one wide band and have a continuous vine motif with separate leaves. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue.

    A break in the design identifies a block length of 13 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. 72 on p. 20 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 20, vol. ii p. 20 fig. 72

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