Textile fragment with an ornate vine, flower-heads, and triangles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with an ornate vine, flower-heads, and triangles

  • 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

    44.5 x 22 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    block (wide band) 13 x 8 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.660

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band with a continuous, ornate vine, the longer tendrils turning upon themselves and ending in flower-heads seen in profile; the pattern is white on a red ground. Narrow bands of brown triangles are set along the sides and at the end of the band, and an additional band has stylized ?trees or pillars. These can be read as either red against white, or white against red.

    The reverse shows very little dye saturation. The size of the block used for the wide band is 13 cm. x 8 cm.

    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. 655 on p. 193 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 193 fig. 655

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