Textile fragment with plants and dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with plants and dots

  • Associated place

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

    late 19th - early 20th century (1871 - 1930)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed and dyed light-blue and red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 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.

    EA1990.1206

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous field of small, red dots, and large plants with three stems emerging from four leaves. The background is light blue.

    The fabric is loosely woven from thin thread. Dye saturation is equal on the surface and reverse.

    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. 1202 on p. 364 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 364 fig. 1202

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