Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes and chevrons

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes and chevrons

  • 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

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

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    total 32.5 x 26 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric (diamond-shapes) 32.5 x 15 cm (warp x weft)
    ground fabric (chevrons) 31.5 x 11 cm (warp x weft)
    ground fabric (diamond-shapes) 15 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric (chevrons), along length/width 16 / 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.

    EA1990.964

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band with large and small linked diamonds. The diamonds are white on a red ground, and the large ones are filled with blue. Following a blue band, there is a border on one side with small white dots, and the beginning of a chevron band on the other side. At right angles to the wide band are seven narrow bands of white chevrons on red, separated from each other by blue bands, each with a row of either red circles or small crosses.

    Two fragments are sewn together at their selvedges. The first fragment contains the wide band and has as measurements: warp 32.5 cm., weft 15 cm.; the second fragment has the multiple bands of chevrons and has as measurements: warp 31.5 cm., weft 11 cm. The reverse shows less 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)

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. 958 on p. 285 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 285 fig. 958

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