Textile fragment with flying bird

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with flying bird

  • Associated place

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

    late 19th - early 20th century (1871 - 1930)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed with black, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1182

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  • Catalogue text

    A flying bird, its head turning back. The bird is white with black outlines on a blue ground.

    The fabric is very loosely woven from thin thread. There is no reason to give it an Indian provenance.

    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. 1178 on p. 356 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 356 fig. 1178

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