Textile fragment with grid of oval shapes and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with grid of oval shapes and rosettes

  • Associated place

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

    19th century (1801 - 1900)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed, and dyed red, blue, and yellow

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 x 7.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 27 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1187

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  • Catalogue text

    Small blue ovals, shaped like grains, are linked to create a grid design on a red ground. A green rosette with a yellow centre is inside each segment.

    The green is achieved by dyeing blue and yellow together. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The fragment is of uncertain provenance. 19th century.

    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. 1183 on p. 357 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 357 fig. 1183

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