Textile fragment with floral design, small cartouches, and a tab-shape

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with floral design, small cartouches, and a tab-shape

  • 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, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    32 x 4.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 8 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.679

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  • Catalogue text

    Fragment of a large floral design, red and brown against white, and a band with small cartouches and a tab shape, white and red with brown outlines against a red ground.

    The fragment is cut intentionally into a long and thin, regular shape. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 672 on p. 198 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 199, vol. ii p. 198 fig. 672

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