Textile fragment with rosettes, lobed squares, and dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, lobed squares, and dots

  • 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

    four pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with seams, including run-and-fell, in white flax; with a rolled hem in blue cotton

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28.5 x 22 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 18 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 18 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3, along length/width 21 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 4, along length/width 21 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.125

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  • Catalogue text

    Eight-petalled rosettes, lobed squares with blue centre, and single dots, as in Cat. no. 80 [EA1990.88]. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue.

    Stitching, with three seams and a rolled hem. While some of the sewing is quite fine, e.g. the rolled hem and the run-and-fell seam, other stitching is apparently done for crude mending. There are four fragments altogether.

    [Additional thread counts are: (b) 18x24, (c)21x20, (d)21x18.]

    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. 117 on pp. 31-32 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 31 fig. 117

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