Textile fragment with stylized plants

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized plants

  • Associated place

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

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

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

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 / 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.

    EA1990.1218

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  • Catalogue text

    A large design field with diagonal rows of identical, stylized plants, each with a yellow stem, white flowers, and green leaves. The background is light brown. A narrow, yellow border with green, brown, and blue flowers is printed along each selvedge.

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

    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. 1214 on p. 367 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 367 fig. 1214

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