Textile fragment with linked cartouches and Persian-style script

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked cartouches and Persian-style script

  • 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, and mordant-dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 x 6.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 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.

    EA1990.630

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of linked cartouches, each containing script. A roundel filled with a swastika links the cartouches. The pattern is white against a red or brown ground.

    The textile is very loosely woven. The pattern appears equally well defined on the surface and reverse, so that the method of mordant application cannot be determined. The script is derived from Persian but is meaningless.

    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. 623 on p. 183 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 183 fig. 623

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