Textile fragment with fish and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with fish and leaves

  • Associated place

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

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

    two pieces of cotton, possibly block-printed with mordant, and dyed red; joined with a seam in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 19 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 18 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.396

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  • Catalogue text

    Diagonal, alternating rows of fish and leaves, red against a white ground.

    Seam; the reverse shows slightly less dye saturation than the surface. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used was alizarin with purpurin, the source of which was Rubia tinctorum L.

    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. 389 on p. 115 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 115 fig. 389

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