Textile fragment with palm tree, floral design, and part of a pavilion

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with palm tree, floral design, and part of a pavilion

  • Associated place

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

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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed, and applied with grey; joined with stitching in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    ground fabric 1 14 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 14 / 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.

    EA1990.451

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  • Catalogue text

    Border with a palm tree framed by two tendrils; additional floral designs and part of a pavillion. The pattern is grey against a light background, now heavily soiled.

    Selvedge. Two fragments linked by a few warp threads along the selvedge. The fragment was sewn together from two pieces at right angles to the selvedge. The reverse does not show much dye penetration. Probably 18th century.

    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. 444 on p. 130 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 130 fig. 444

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