Textile fragment with spirals in braided circles, and stars

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with spirals in braided circles, and stars

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Egypt (possible) (possible place of creation)
    Syria (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    14th century (1301 - 1400)
  • Material and technique

    linen, block-printed, and applied with dark-grey

  • Material index

    linen
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.440

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  • Catalogue text

    Circles with a braided border and either a spiral inside, or a pair of birds; stars filled with interlace and linked to each other by knots. The pattern is dark grey against a white background.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The fragment is Near Eastern in origin. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used was tannin, which may have been applied to the textile with a pigment.

    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. 433 on p. 128 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 128, vol. ii p. 128 fig. 433

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