Textile fragment with bands of vine and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of vine and 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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red; joined with a seam in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    37 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 13 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, 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.

    EA1990.385

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow bands with a continuous vine and leaves attached, red on white, alternate with bands of the same width, which have small separate flowers or leaves, white on a red ground.

    The fragment is sewn together from two pieces; on both the seam moves along a selvedge. The dye does not penetrate the reverse.

    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. 383 on p. 113 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 113 fig. 383

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