Textile fragment with squares, and possibly medallions and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares, and possibly medallions and leaves

  • 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, applied with resist (probably by hand), mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 7 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1145

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  • Catalogue text

    Fragments of ?medallions, small squares, and ?leaves. The pattern is white and blue on a red ground.

    The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. The resist was apparently applied by hand.

    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. 1139 on p. 344 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 344, vol. ii p. 344 fig. 1139

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