Textile fragment with ornate squares, stars, and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with ornate squares, stars, and flowers

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, block-printed with resist, mordant-dyed red, and applied with blue and green

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 10 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 25 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.

    EA1990.1165

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  • Catalogue text

    Ornate square shapes, green or light blue with red frames and white centres. Set between the squares are red stars and flowers against a white background.

    The reverse shows more dye saturation for the red than the surface. Both blue and green were applied to the surface; the green was probably achieved by overlapping yellow and blue. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant for red was alizarin, the source of which either was Oldenlandia umbellata L., or a synthetic alizarin. The latter was not available prior to 1870.

    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. 1161 on p. 351 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 351 fig. 1161

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