Textile fragment with rosettes, squares, and dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, squares, and dots

  • 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

    three pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with open seams, with remains of a rolled hem, and with further stitching in white thread, possibly flax, and blue flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 x 38 cm (warp x weft)
    ground fabric 1 18 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.129

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow bands of eight-petalled rosettes, clusters of nine very small squares, and dots, alternating with bands showing a continuous vine with separate leaves and tendrils. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    Three pieces sewn together; the largest has a selvedge with remains of a rolled hem. Surface stitching as well as open seams. The design bands of the two smaller fragment are sewn to the large one at a right angle. The very small remains of a forth fragment appear on the edge opposite the selvedge.

    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. 121 on pp. 32-33 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 33 fig. 121

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