Textile fragment with stylized trees and flower-heads

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized trees 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, and dyed red, pink, and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 14.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 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.

    EA1990.867

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of stylized trees or elongated leaves alternate with flower-heads represented in profile and set one above the other. Both designs are filled with red and have delicate brown outlines. The base is arranged as half-medallions, filled with red. The ground is white. In addition there is a narrow red band with a row of tripod design.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye 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. 861 on p. 253 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 253 fig. 861

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