Textile fragment with garlands of flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with garlands of flowers

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, printed and dyed brown, blue, green, and yellow

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1217

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  • Catalogue text

    A large textile completely filled with garlands of light and blue flowers, as well as green leaves and stems. The background is yellow.

    Two selvedges. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The textile is a print of late 19th- or early 20th-century date, of uncertain origin.

    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. 1213 on p. 367 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 367 fig. 1213

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