Textile fragment with shapes, possibly grapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with shapes, possibly grapes

  • Associated place

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

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

    six pieces of cotton, block-printed, mordant-dyed red, and dyed yellow, pink, and green; border; fringe; joined with stitching in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    ground fabric 1 15 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 14 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3 15 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 4 17 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 5 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 6 17 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1222

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    • Catalogue text

      A rectangular field with regular, diagonal rows of red ?grapes on a yellow ground. There is a border on three sides, with red flower-heads against a green ground, and fringes on the fourth side.

      Two selvedges. In addition to the above measurements, there is a border sewn on that measures warp 33 cm., weft 2.5 cm. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The green is likely to be light blue dyed over yellow. The textile has a merchant's stamp on it. It is of late 19th- or early 20th-century date.

      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. 1216 on p. 368 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 368 fig. 1216

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