Textile fragment with leaves and quatrefoilsOn display
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Textile fragment with leaves and quatrefoils
Date15th century (1401 - 1500)
Material and technique
cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red and brown
Dimensions22.5 x 17.5 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
block 12 x 9 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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A continuous design of paired leaves, one of which is filled with dots, and four different types of quatrefoils, as in Cat. no. 794 [EA1990.801]. The pattern is defined by white outlines and is filled with red or brown, on a red ground.
The size of the block used was 12 cm. x 9 cm. The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface.
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. 801 on p. 235 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 235 fig. 801