Textile fragment with stylized leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized leaves

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 15th century - 1st half of the 17th century
  • Material and technique

    cotton, applied with mordant, dyed red, and resist-dyed light-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    30 x 22 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1136

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  • Catalogue text

    Large stylized leaves related to the plant design of Cat. no. 1121 [EA1990.1128]. The leaves are red, with blue outlines and centres, and with white ornamental details added. The background is light blue and densely covered with curving white lines, as in Cat. no. 1110 [EA1990.1117].

    The colours of the fragment are lighter than previous examples. It is likely that the mordant was applied to the surface, although the dye saturation for red is equal on both sides of the fabric. The reverse shows more saturation for the blue.

    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. 1129 on p. 341 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 341 fig. 1129

Barnes, Ruth, ‘Indian Textiles for Island Taste: Gujarati Cloth in Eastern Indonesia’, Ars Orientalis, 34, (2004), p. 146, illus. p. 146 fig. 15

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