Textile fragment with rosettes, leaves, and stems

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, leaves, and stems

  • 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 mordant, and dyed red and brown, with traces of blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15 x 19 cm max. (warp x weft)
    15 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.786

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with large rosettes alternating with a small one, and leaves and stems added, all red on a white ground. Adjacent to it is a narrow band with two entwined continuous vines, white on red; the bands have white borders with a single row of small brown dots. The wide band also has traces of blue, which does not follow any pattern.

    Selvedge.

    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. 779 on p. 228 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 228 fig. 779

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