Textile fragment with floral patterns

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with floral patterns

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

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

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, dyed red and brown, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24.5 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 10.5 cm estimated (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1067

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  • Catalogue text

    Linked floral and leaf designs, white with red outlines on a blue ground. The leaves and flowers are represented in profile view as well as seen from above. The design has a white border with a band of brown interlace.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface for red and brown. The width of the block used was 10.5 cm. The partly elongated leaves are not characteristic for north-western India but suggest a Near Eastern 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. 1060 on pp. 314-315 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 314 fig. 1060

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