Textile fragment with linked ovals, leaves, and berries

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked ovals, leaves, and berries

  • Associated place

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

    late 19th - early 20th century (1871 - 1930)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed and dyed red and purple; with stitching in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 x 21 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 26 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1208

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  • Catalogue text

    Rows of linked ovals and tendrils alternate with naturalistic leaves and berries. The design is red and purple on a white ground.

    Two stitches remain. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The textile is of uncertain provenance.

    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. 1204 on pp. 364-365 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 364 fig. 1204

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