Textile fragment with leaves, carnations, and round flower-heads

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with leaves, carnations, and round flower-heads

  • Associated place

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

    17th - 18th century (1601 - 1800)
    Ottoman Period (1281 - 1924)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed, and applied with grey

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    88 x 4 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 6 / 9 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.

    EA1990.448

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  • Catalogue text

    Continuous floral design, showing grey leaves, carnation, and round flower-heads.

    Very coarse fibre irregularly spun. The reverse shows no dye saturation. The comment on the original card dates the fragment to between 1350 and the early 15th century. This is probably incorrect.

    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. 441 on p. 130 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 130, vol. ii p. 130 fig. 441

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