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Fragment

Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)
    Cairo (found)
    Gujarat (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    c.15th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed resist indigo-dyed cotton

  • Museum number:

    IS.63-1972

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case 15A

Physical description

Textile fragment of printed resist indigo-dyed cotton. The pattern consists of alternate broad and narrow bands The broad bands are decorated with small rectangles in imitation of bandhani work, and the narrow bands have a serpentine motif. Colours are indigo blue on a white ground.

Place of Origin

India (made)
Cairo (found)
Gujarat (Probably, made)

Date

c.15th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Printed resist indigo-dyed cotton

Dimensions

Length: 11 in maximum, Length: 27.9 cm maximum, Width: 6.5 in, Width: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Fragment of printed resist indigo-dyed cotton, Gujarat (probably), found in Cairo, Egypt, c.15th century or later; Textiles

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 33, cat. no 33
Tie-dyed textiles of India : tradition and trade / Veronica Murphy and Rosemary Crill. London: Victoria and Albert Museum :in association with Mapin Publishing, 1991 Number: 0944142303

Labels and date

TEXTILE FRAGMENT
Cotton, block-printed resist- and indigo-dyed
Gujarat
c. 15th century or later [01/08/2017]

Materials

Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Block printing; Resist-dyeing

Categories

Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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