Textile fragment with bands of flowers and berries

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of flowers and berries

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Europe (probable) (probable place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    19th century - early 20th century
  • Material and technique

    two pieces of cotton, printed and dyed red, purple, and green; joined with a seam in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    41 x 20 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 24 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 24 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1209

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands of naturalistic red and white flowers and berries, as well as green leaves against a background of small purple fan shapes.

    A seam holds two parts of the fragment together. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The fragment is of uncertain provenance, and is dated to the 19th century at the earliest.

    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. 1205 on p. 365 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 365 fig. 1205

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