Textile fragment with medallions, rosettes, and vines

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions, rosettes, and vines

  • 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

    14 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    block (narrow bands) 13 x 4 cm estimated (length x width)
    block (wide band) 10 x 10 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.

    EA1990.640

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow bands of intertwined continuous vines, white with brown outlines against a red ground, are set on either side of a wide band of medallions which have five small rosettes inside and half-circles along the border. The medallions are white against a red ground.

    A selvedge is parallel to the bands. The block used for the narrow bands is 13 cm. x 4 cm., the one for the wide band is 10 cm. x 10 cm. The reverse shows less dye saturation than 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. 634 on p. 187 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 311, vol. ii p. 187 fig. 634

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