Textile fragment with stylized leaves, tendrils, and bunches of fruit

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized leaves, tendrils, and bunches of fruit

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    32.5 x 32 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 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.

    EA1990.1137

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  • Catalogue text

    Large stylized leaves, related to the plant design of Cat. no. 1121 [EA1990.1128]. The leaves are red on a blue background, with white ornamental details added. Each has a frame following its outline, made up from two parallel white lines. The background is filled with additional white tendrils and bunches of fruit.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation for red than the surface, but more for the blue.

    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. 1130 on p. 341 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 342-343, vol. ii p. 341 fig. 1130

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