Textile fragment with linked circles and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked circles and 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

    four pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, mordant-dyed red, dyed black, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with stitching in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    56 x 30 cm (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3, along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 4, 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.

    EA1990.1102

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design that can be read in two ways: either as linked, overlapping circles with a small, red rosette at the centre, or as linked, blue quatrefoils with the rosettes set between the leaves. The design is identical to Cat. no. 1092 [EA1990.1099].

    The fragment is sewn together from four pieces, with some attention paid to match the design. The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. One fragment found at Quseir al-Qadim possibly has the same design of linked quatrefoils (see Vogelsang-Eastwood 1990: Cat. no. 57).

    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. 1095 on p. 328 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 328 fig. 1095

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