Textile fragment with diamond-shapes, and squares with rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with diamond-shapes, and squares with rosettes

  • 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

    18.5 x 13.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.210

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  • Catalogue text

    Parallel bands, one of diamond shapes with a small four-lobed ring inside, lined on either side by a running s-shape, as in Cat. no. 150 [EA1990.158]; the other with squares filled with different rosette shapes and framed by a row of dots, similar to Cat. no. 151 [EA1990.159]. Fragmentary design of large rosettes, and at right angles to the bands a row of running s-shapes, possibly the beginning of a band as the one of diamonds above. The resist generally defines the pattern, the background is blue.

    The surface shows much indigo dye in the resist areas, and the back is heavily saturated.

    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. 202 on pp. 56-57 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 56 fig. 202

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