Textile fragment with bands of flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of flowers

  • Associated place

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

    probably 18th century (1701 - 1800)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant and dyed brown, mordant-dyed red, and dyed light-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22.5 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 12 / 14 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.

    EA1990.1154

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  • Catalogue text

    Red bands containing a row of small, pale blue flowers alternate with white bands with tiny, brown spots and a single row of blue and white flowers. A solid red band is set between.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The light blue seems to be applied to the surface.

    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. 1149 on p. 348 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 348 fig. 1149

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