Textile fragment with dotted vine and row of dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with dotted vine and row of 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, block-printed with resist, and dyed light-blue and dark-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 11 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.233

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of lines, dots, and a beaded vine in the centre, and a second band set at an angle to it. The latter has a single row of dots in the centre; it probably corresponds to the position of the similar band in Cat. no. 211 [EA1990.219] and divides rows of large arched petals. Fragments of arches, as in Cat. no. 224 [EA1990.232]. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    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. 225 on p. 64 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 64 fig. 225

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