Textile fragment with dots arranged as a band, possibly with a vase shape

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with dots arranged as a band, possibly with a vase shape

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    India (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, applied with resist (probably by hand), and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.5 x 8 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.62

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  • Catalogue text

    Small dots are arranged as a band, possibly with a vase motif. On either side of the band is a narrow border, possibly with floral design. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue.

    The resist might have been 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. 54 on p. 15 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 15 fig. 54

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