Textile fragment with plants, half-medallions, and dotted circles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with plants, half-medallions, and dotted circles

  • 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

    24.5 x 23 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 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.

    EA1990.625

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with plants emerging from mounds that look like half-medallions, as in Cat. no. 594 [EA1990.601], with a single plant and flower-head in profile, alternating with two asymmetric plants; the design is white on red. A second band with naturalistic plants and half-medallions, white on red. Two additional bands of discs, as in Cat. no. 609 [EA1990.616], white on brown, one set between the two red bands, the other at right angles.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than 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. 618 on p. 182 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 182 fig. 618

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