Textile fragment with ornate, dotted, and large rosettes

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  • Title

    Textile fragment with ornate, dotted, and large 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

    cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; with remains of stitching in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28 x 13.5 cm (warp x weft)
    19 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    block (central band) 18 x 9.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    Lower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.206

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  • Catalogue text

    Band printed diagonally, at an angle to the selvedge, of four different ornate rosettes which are repeated, two as quatrefoils, and two eight-petalled. The rosettes are set into a vine, represented by dots, and four rows of dots are on either side. Towards the selvedge is a continuous design of six-petalled rosettes made up from dots, and with a dot at the centre; on the other side of the band is a similar field, but with large, twelve-petalled rosettes with a dot at the centre. Blue background.

    One of the rosettes has light blue petals. There are remains of stitching. Some overlapping of pattern defines the block used for the band as measuring 18 cm. x 9.5 cm.

    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. 198 on pp. 55-56 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 59, vol. ii p. 55 fig. 198 & vol. i pl. 33

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