Textile fragment with palm tree, floral patterns, and a pavilion

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with palm tree, floral patterns, and 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 a seam in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    ground fabric 1 13 / 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.

    EA1990.452

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  • Catalogue text

    A palm tree framed by two tendrils, a pavillion, and additional floral patterns, as in Cat. no. 444 [EA1990.451].

    The fragment is sewn together from two pieces; one has a selvedge at right angles to the seam. The pattern at the seam is not matched. This textile was part of the same fabric as Cat. no. 444 [EA1990.451], as is indicated by the similarities of design and technical details.

    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. 445 on p. 131 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 131 fig. 445

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