Textile fragment with birds and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with birds and flowers

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, machine woven, printed, probably by machine, and dyed pale-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 x 9.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 30 / 29 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1214

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  • Catalogue text

    Small, blue birds flying between flowers with fine stems. The background is pale blue with tiny white dots.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The textile is printed on machine-woven fabric, late 19th or early 20th 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. 1210 on p. 366 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 366 fig. 1210

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