Textile fragment with bandhani, or tie-dye, imitation and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bandhani, or tie-dye, imitation and rosettes

  • 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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with a seam in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    54 x 41 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 17 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 21 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12.5 x 9 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.56

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  • Catalogue text

    A grid of dots that imitate bandhani, with an eight-petalled rosette in the centre of each square, as in Cat. no. 46 [EA1990.54]. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    A small fragment is attached with a carefully sewn seam. The size of the block used was 12.5 cm. x 9 cm.

    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. 48 on p. 13 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 13 fig. 48

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