Textile fragment with naturalistic flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with naturalistic flowers

  • 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, machine woven, printed, probably by machine, and dyed red, pink, white, black, and light-blue; with stitching in silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21.5 x 8.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 28 / 31 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1215

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  • Catalogue text

    Various sprigs of naturalistic flowers, pink with red outlines and white highlights. The stems and leaves are black and light blue.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The fabric is apparently machine woven, of uncertain provenance but produced for Western taste.

    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. 1211 on p. 366 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 366 fig. 1211

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