Textile fragment with stylized plants linked to form medallions

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized plants linked to form medallions

  • 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 a seam in cotton, block-printed with resist or mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    60 x 31.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 14 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.375

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  • Catalogue text

    Two wide border bands with highly stylized plant forms linked into medallion shapes. A narrow band with a continuous vine separates the border from the beginning of a large design field. The pattern is generally red on a white ground.

    A seam across the width of the fragment was sewn prior to printing. The reverse shows the same dye saturation as 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. 373 on p. 111 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 111 fig. 373

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