Textile fragment with rosettes and linked S-shapes made of dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes and linked S-shapes made of dots

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    India (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, applied with resist (probably by hand), and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19.5 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.57

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  • Catalogue text

    Small dots are arranged as elongated, angular s-shapes that are linked and create a grid, with a four-petalled rosette in the centre of each segment. In addition, lines of dots are on either side of a band of diagonal geometric designs. The resist creates the pattern, the background is blue.

    There is no evidence of block outlines, and the fineness of the dots could suggest that the resist was applied by hand.

    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. 49 on p. 14 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 14-15, vol. ii p. 14 fig. 49

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