Textile fragment with stylized trees

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized trees

  • 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

    cotton, block-printed, and mordant-dyed purple and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    35 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 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.

    EA1990.879

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  • Catalogue text

    A stylized tree is repeated to make a continuous design. The tree is purple with some brown lines, and takes the shape of a large leaf; additional leaves and shoots emerge from it. The background is white.

    The thread is very thin, and the fabric is loosely woven. It is not possible to distinguish surface and reverse.

    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. 873 on pp. 256-257 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 256 fig. 873

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