Textile fragment with medallions, quatrefoils, and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions, quatrefoils, 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, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22 x 19 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12 x 9.5 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.

    EA1990.792

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band of medallions made up from tendrils and with a quatrefoil at the centre, which has five small flowers inside. The design is white on a red ground. In addition there is a band of small rosettes, white on a brown ground, and the beginning of a second red and white pattern.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The size of the block used was 12 cm. x 9.5 cm.

    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. 785 on p. 230 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 230 fig. 785

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