Textile fragment with grid, stars, and a circle with dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with grid, stars, and a circle with 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

    cotton, applied with resist (probably by hand), and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18.5 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 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.

    EA1990.195

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  • Catalogue text

    A background of a grid of squares, with stars in the centre and small quatrefoils at the intersection of lines, similar to Cat. no. 186 [EA1990.194]. A circle is set against it, with a light blue outline and central dot, and filled with small dots. There are fragments of two other designs, one of which is a narrow band with a running scroll. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue.

    The resist was probably not block-printed, but applied by hand.

    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. 187 on pp. 52-53 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 52 fig. 187

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