Textile fragment with squares, griffins or dragons, and urns

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares, griffins or dragons, and urns

  • 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

    one piece of cotton, possibly block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red and brown; one piece of cotton, mordant-dyed red; joined with stitching in white flax, and with additional stitching in white and blue flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 x 25 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric (main design), along length/width 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 17 / 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.

    EA1990.690

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  • Catalogue text

    A grid of squares, framed with and connected by single rows of white stars in a brown band, and each with a red griffin or dragon inside. There are wide, red spaces between each square, and these are filled with large urns.

    Two areas with white and blue stitching, and an additional plain red fragment is sewn on to the textile. The reverse shows slightly more 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. 683 on p. 201 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 201-202, vol. ii p. 201 fig. 683

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