Textile fragment with grid of quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with grid of 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 red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21.5 x 10 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 9.5 x 7 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.

    EA1990.497

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  • Catalogue text

    A band contains a continuous pattern of small quatrefoils that are linked by additional lines, to create a diagonal grid; they are white on a red background. There are additional fragmentary bands on either side, with an uncertain pattern in brown outlines against a white ground.

    The block used for the red band measured 9.5 cm. x 7 cm. The reverse is less saturated by dye than the surface.

    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. 490 on p. 146 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 146 fig. 490

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