Textile fragment with bands of flowers and circles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of flowers and circles

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 x 12.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 16 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.

    EA1990.387

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  • Catalogue text

    Single flowers in side-view, and single circles or round fruit, arranged in alternate bands of red on white ground, and white on red. Very narrow beaded bands are set between these.

    The reverse shows very little dye saturation. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used was morindone, the source of which was a variety of morinda root.

    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. 385 on p. 114 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 114 fig. 385

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