Textile fragment with quatrefoils, flowers, and stars

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with quatrefoils, flowers, and 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 mordant, and dyed red and purple

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 x 13 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.763

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  • Catalogue text

    Large red quatrefoils with a wreath of flowers inside and a star at the centre alternate with quatrefoils that are filled with dense floral designs. The medallions are linked by small, purple and white cartouches and larger white medallions with purple tendrils around a central disc.

    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. 756 on p. 222 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 222 fig. 756

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