Textile fragment with oval medallions, tendrils, and possibly berries

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with oval medallions, tendrils, and possibly berries

  • 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

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24.5 x 13 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 11 x 8 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.

    EA1990.820

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  • Catalogue text

    Small red tendrils with indented leaves and red dots, possibly representing berries, as in Cat. no. 402 [EA1990.409]. There are additional red, oval medallions with a small flower at the centre of each, and brown lines radiating from it. The background is white.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The size of the block used was 11 cm. x 8 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. 818 on p. 241 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 241 fig. 818

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