Textile fragment with palmettes and scrolls

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with palmettes and scrolls

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and possibly pale-green

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14.5 x 14.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.885

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with rows of white palmettes, separated by white scrolls. The background has red and white stripes. On either side of the band the fabric is plain, probably originally dyed pale green.

    The design is not characteristic for the collection; it could be European, possibly 19th century. Newberry's own comment was 'Turkish'. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 879 on p. 258 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 258 fig. 879

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