Textile fragment with ornate, dotted, and large rosettesOn display
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Textile fragment with ornate, dotted, and large rosettes
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; with remains of stitching in flax
Dimensions28 x 13.5 cm (warp x weft)
19 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
block (central band) 18 x 9.5 cm estimated (length x width)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Band printed diagonally, at an angle to the selvedge, of four different ornate rosettes which are repeated, two as quatrefoils, and two eight-petalled. The rosettes are set into a vine, represented by dots, and four rows of dots are on either side. Towards the selvedge is a continuous design of six-petalled rosettes made up from dots, and with a dot at the centre; on the other side of the band is a similar field, but with large, twelve-petalled rosettes with a dot at the centre. Blue background.
One of the rosettes has light blue petals. There are remains of stitching. Some overlapping of pattern defines the block used for the band as measuring 18 cm. x 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)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 198 on pp. 55-56 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 59, vol. ii p. 55 fig. 198 & vol. i pl. 33