Textile fragment with elaborate flowers, tendrils, rosettes, and stylized plants

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with elaborate flowers, tendrils, rosettes, and stylized plants

  • 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

    23.5 x 18 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.598

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow bands with a single row of rosettes and single lines of dots, white against a brown ground, separate two wider pattern areas. One is a band with stylized plants emerging from half-medallion, as in Cat. no. 582 [EA1990.589]; this is white against a red ground. The other might be part of a larger design field; it shows elaborate and large flowers linked by tendrils. The pattern here is red against a white ground.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 591 on p. 174 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 175, vol. ii p. 174 fig. 591

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