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Textile fragment with two warriors
Date13th century (1201 - 1300)
Material and technique
cotton, mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue; with remains of stitching in flax
Dimensions28.5 x 11 cm (warp x weft)
22 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 28 | Asian Crossroads
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Two large circles, one filled with white and red dots, the other with white petals on a red ground. Some leaves and lines of red and white dots also appear, but otherwise the design is uncertain. The background is blue.
Selvedge, and remains of stitching along it.
In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 1003 on p. 297 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 297 fig. 1003