Textile fragment with stylized tree, flowering plants, vine, and flower-heads

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized tree, flowering plants, vine, and flower-heads

  • Associated place

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

    possibly 18th century (1701 - 1800)
    Ottoman Period (1281 - 1924)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed, and dyed grey-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22.5 x 13 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 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.

    EA1990.459

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands, the wider one with a stylized tree and flowering plants, the second one with a continuous vine and flower-heads, all seen in profile. The flowers are of different varieties, but all have extremely fine stems. The pattern is grey-blue against a white ground.

    The reverse shows very little of the pattern, but has an overall blue tinge.

    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. 452 on p. 133 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 133 fig. 452

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