Textile fragment with interlace and four-pointed stars

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with interlace and four-pointed stars

  • 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 light-brown and dark-brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    36 x 15.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 17 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    block (interlace) 16.5 x 7 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.

    EA1990.739

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of interlacing brown and white outlines is set next to a pattern of linked, four-pointed, dark brown stars with small rosettes in between.

    The reverse is more saturated with dye than the surface. The size of the block used for the interlace was 16.5 cm. x 7 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. 732 on p. 215 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 215 fig. 732

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