Textile fragment with baskets of flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with baskets of flowers

  • Associated place

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

    probably 1831 - 1850
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed with mordant, possibly by machine, and dyed red, brown, and light-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 / 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.

    EA1990.1179

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  • Catalogue text

    Baskets of flowers with ribbons attached. The design has brown outlines and is red, blue, and white on a red ground.

    Selvedge; the design does not coincide with it. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The fabric may be machine printed. The pattern suggests a mid-19th-century or later date; the textile is not Indian.

    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. 1175 on p. 355 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 355 fig. 1175

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