Textile fragment with serrated shapes, rosettes, and squares

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with serrated shapes, rosettes, and squares

  • Associated place

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

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

    two pieces of cotton; joined with stitching in cotton; block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    ground fabric 1 16 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 18 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.662

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  • Catalogue text

    Rosettes with circles at the centre, and separated by small squares with four dots inside, brown on white. The design can also be read as white on brown, representing linked squares and circles. Adjacent to this is a band of various shapes with serrated, stepped outlines, all white on a red ground.

    The fragment is made up from two pieces sewn along their selvedges; the design was printed after sewing the cloths together.

    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. 656 on p. 193 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 193 fig. 656

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