Textile fragment with tendrils, leaves, and flower-heads

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils, leaves, and flower-heads

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

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    33.5 x 26.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 11 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12.5 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.

    EA1990.959

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide field of large, continuous tendrils, with leaf nodes and red floral heads. The tendrils are white with red outlines, and the background is pale blue with some red dots. The design has a border on one side, with two interlaced vines with very small rosettes. The vines are white with brown outlines against a red background.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used for the main field was 12.5 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. 953 on p. 283 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 283 fig. 953

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