Textile fragment with squares, vines, and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares, vines, and flowers

  • Associated place

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

    late 19th century
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red, brown, and purple

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    30.5 x 16 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 8 x 9.5 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.

    EA1990.688

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  • Catalogue text

    Large squares framed by narrow bands containing continuous vines and flowers, with small squares at the corners. Three of the squares hold three flowers each, supported by stems. A fourth square has a vase inside with fragments of plants emerging. All designs are outlined in brown and have red details; the background of the large squares is purple.

    The size of the block used was 8 cm. x 9.5 cm. The reverse shows very little dye saturation. Possibly Indian, but late 19th century.

    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. 681 on p. 201 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 201 fig. 681

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