Textile fragment with tear-drops filled with scales, and stylized trees and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tear-drops filled with scales, and stylized trees and flowers

  • Associated place

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

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

    linen, block-printed, and applied with grey

  • Material index

    linen
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21 / 20 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.

    EA1990.467

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide border with stylized trees and flowers, and a large design field with pear shapes, filled with scale design, and with eight-petalled rosettes dyed purple, as well as very small five-petalled rosettes, both types with red centres. The pattern is generally grey against a white ground, but the stylized trees of the border have an internal flowering plant that is white against the grey tree shape.

    Selvedge. The reverse shows little dye saturation. Ottoman, 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. 460 on p. 135 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 135, vol. ii p. 135 fig. 460

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