Textile fragment with linked chevrons and trefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked chevrons and trefoils

  • 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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed brown; joined with a seam in blue cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22 x 16 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 18 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 18 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.292

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  • Catalogue text

    Elaborate chevron design; the tip of each chevron has a trefoil added, as in Cat. no. 22 [EA1990.30]. The design is reversible and can be read as either red against white, or white against red.

    A seam made with blue stitching. The direction of the design is set at right angles to each other in the two fragments. The pattern is slightly blurred on the reverse.

    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. 283 on p. 85 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 85, vol. ii p. 85 fig. 283

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