Textile fragment with flowers and chevrons

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with flowers and chevrons

  • Associated place

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

    19th century (1801 - 1900)
  • Material and technique

    four pieces of cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown; joined with stitching, possibly in mercerized cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    ground fabric 1 7 / 7 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 7 / 8 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3 6 / 8 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 4 8 / 8 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.897

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  • Catalogue text

    A large fabric with a continuous design of crudely printed red flowers with brown outlines against a light ground. On all four sides are bands with red chevrons; on three sides these are part of the original design, but on the fourth side the band has been sewn on later.

    Two selvedges. At one end of the fabric the border and two pieces of fabric with the flower design have been sewn on. 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. 891 on p. 262 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 262 fig. 891

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