Tab with flowering treeOn display
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Tab with flowering tree
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
two pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with a seam in flax; with remains of stitching and a hem in flax
Dimensions14 x 10.5 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 22 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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A tab containing an ornate, flowering tree, similar to Cat. no. 1071 [EA1990.1078]. Its stem has some light blue. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.
Mended with matching fabric. Remains of stitching and a hem down one side.
In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 174 on p. 48 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 48 fig. 174