Textile fragment with bands of dotted patterns and vine

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of dotted patterns and vine

  • 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 mordant-dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    42 x 34 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    blocks 12 x 6.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.537

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands made up from dots; one with a wavy line representing a vine, with additional leaves attached, another with the dots forming small clusters, possibly representing plants. The designs are similar to Cat. no. 527 [EA1990.534]. Some of the bands are placed diagonally or at right angles to each other. The design is white on a red ground, and the general background is brown.

    The reverse shows slightly more dye saturation than the surface. Separate blocks were used for the individual bands, although they were the same size, measuring 12 cm. x 6.5 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. 530 on p. 158 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 165-166, vol. ii p. 158 fig. 530

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