Textile fragment with quatrefoils, stars, and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with quatrefoils, stars, and rosettes

  • 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, dyed red and purple, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    block (border) 13 x 9 cm estimated (length x width)
    block (corner) 10 x 10 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1011

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands with compartments of stars, rosettes, diamond shapes, and a divided leaf, at right angles to each other with a rosette in the corner between them. The design is primarily white on a red ground, with some blue details filled in. In addition there is a field with large quatrefoils, linked and defined by fine, purple outlines. The quatrefoils are made up from leaves and rosettes, primarily white and some blue on a red ground.

    Selvedge. The fabric is woven from a very fine thread. The reverse shows slightly less dye saturation for red and purple, and slightly more for blue. The size of block used for the border band was 13 cm. x 9 cm., and 10 cm. x 10 cm. for the corner.

    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. 1004 on p. 297 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 298, 299, 302, & 315, vol. ii p. 297 fig. 1004

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