Textile fragment with stylized plants and stems

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized plants and stems

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, dyed brown, and mordant-dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 17.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 14.5 x 10 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1002

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  • Catalogue text

    Stylized plants with fine, curving stems, and flowers and leaves emerging. The pattern is white with brown outlines and some red details, on a red background.

    The reverse shows considerably less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used was 14.5 cm. x 10.5 cm.

    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. 836 on p. 246 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 246 fig. 836

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