Textile fragment with rosettes in dotted circles, flower-heads, and dotted tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes in dotted circles, flower-heads, and dotted tendrils

  • 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

    18.5 x 33 cm max. (warp x weft)
    13 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12.5 cm estimated (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.567

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of rosettes in beaded circles, with a single row of beads along either side, as in Cat. no. 318 [EA1990.327]; a triangular design field with two large flower-heads, one smaller rosette with twelve petals, as well as thick, beaded tendrils alternating with rosettes. The latter design does not connect visually to the former. The band and beaded tendrils are red or brown against a white ground, while the flowers are white against a red ground.

    Selvedge. The pattern of beaded tendrils and small rosettes was printed with a block that was 12.5 cm. long. The fragment shows more dye saturation on the reverse than on 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. 560 on p. 166 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 215, vol. ii p. 166 fig. 560

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