Textile fragment with bands of flowers, palmettes, and circles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of flowers, palmettes, and circles

  • 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, dyed red and brown, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    26 x 11.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 14 cm estimated (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.908

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with small flowers supported by a long stem, alternating with palmettes, white on a red ground. This is followed by a narrow band of small, white circles on red, partly overlayed with blue, and a single row of brown dots on a white ground. The beginning of a pattern of interlaced vines is also visible, white with brown outlines on a red ground.

    Brown and red only partly saturate the reverse. Additional traces of blue appear where the resist has cracked. The length of one side of the block used was 14 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. 902 on p. 268 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 268 fig. 902

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