Indian Cotton for Cairo: The Royal Ontario Museum’s Gujarati Textiles and the Early Western Indian Ocean Trade

@article{Barnes2017IndianCF,
  title={Indian Cotton for Cairo: The Royal Ontario Museum’s Gujarati Textiles and the Early Western Indian Ocean Trade},
  author={R. Barnes},
  journal={Textile History},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={15 - 30}
}
  • R. Barnes
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Textile History
  • The fragments of ‘printed’ cottons made in Gujarat, India, that have been discovered in deposits in Egypt provide some of the earliest and best material traces of medieval trade in the western Indian Ocean world. The article introduces an unpublished collection of thirty-four such Indo-Egyptian textile fragments now in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. It discusses their likely provenance and establishes their functions, probable age, production techniques, iconography and stylistic traits… CONTINUE READING