Tab with chevrons, stars, and S-shapesOn display
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Tab with chevrons, stars, and S-shapes
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed brown; with a hem and additional stitching, possibly in flax
Dimensions15.5 x 11 cm (length x width)
along length/width 20 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Tab with large chevron design filled with a line of dots, and with small, triangular terminals; small stars and s-shapes are set in between. The design is white against a brown background.
A hem is sewn down both sides, and the tip is made by folding back triangles and sewing them down.
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. 365 on p. 109 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 109 fig. 365