Textile fragment with bands of vines, flowers, chevrons, and ovals

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of vines, flowers, chevrons, and ovals

  • 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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed brown, pink, and red; joined with stitching in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 x 24 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 12 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 9 / 12 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.

    EA1990.1155

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  • Catalogue text

    Two fragments sewn together, of similar, but not identical patterns. Both have alternating white and pink stripes. The white stripes each have a fine, brown continuous vine and red flowers, while the pink stripes have small chevrons in one fragment, and small, linked ovals in the other.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The fabric is made up from two separate textiles.

    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. 1150 on p. 348 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 348 fig. 1150

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