Textile fragment with bands and linked quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands and linked quatrefoils

  • 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 brown, mordant-dyed red, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 17 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.994

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  • Catalogue text

    Two types of design, one very linear, made up from straight blue, red, or white bands, as well as brown bands filled with small, white rosettes and tendrils. The other design is made up from linked quatrefoils that can also be read as interlocking circles with diamonds at the centre. The two designs are separated by a band of linked medallions filled with tendrils.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface, and there are no traces of resist application for the blue.

    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. 988 on p. 293 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 293 fig. 988

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