Textile fragment - ROM2019_17326_54

ROM2019_17326_54

Textile fragment

Medium:Chintz: cotton tabby, painted mordants and resist
Geography: Made in western India for the Egyptian market
Date: 1400-1533
Dimensions:
20.5 x 22 cm
Object number: 978.76.1104
Credit Line: Abemayor Collection given in memory of Dr. Veronika Gervers, Associate Curator, Textile Department (1968-1979) by Albert and Federico Friedberg. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume
Description

Textile fragment with large leaves and flowering trees. The painted design combines indigo and mordant dyeing to create a textile that is red, blue, and white: the overall evidence shows that fabrics were first mordant-dyed to obtain reds and then dyed in indigo to achieve blue. This fragment’s carbon-14 date places it between the mid-fifteenth and the early seventeenth centuries, but since the same pattern appears on large textiles traded to maritime Southeast Asia as early as the fourteenth century, an early date within the range is likely.

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