Textile fragment with Persian script

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with Persian script

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed and possibly hand-applied with mordant, and dyed red, with some traces of blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 x 21 cm max. (warp x weft)
    24 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.379

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  • Catalogue text

    A narrow band of circles and ornate tendrils next to a selvedge border of peaked ?towers, and a wide band of script, possibly hand-drawn. The latter is red on a white background, while the narrow band is white against a red ground.

    Selvedge; some traces of blue. Surface and reverse show the design equally clearly. The inscription is in Persian.

    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. 377 on p. 112 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 112 fig. 377

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