Textile fragment with circles, interlace, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with circles, interlace, and tendrils

  • 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 black and pink

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    33.5 x 8 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 26 / 30 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1203

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  • Catalogue text

    Black circles partly filled with interlace and thin tendrils. The background is white and pink.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The fragment is of uncertain provenance.

    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. 1199 on p. 363 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 363 fig. 1199

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