Textile fragment with stalks, tendrils, and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stalks, tendrils, and rosettes

  • 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

    three pieces of cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red; joined with stitching in red silk or mercerized cotton

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 x 13.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 19 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 19 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3, along length/width 19 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.413

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  • Catalogue text

    Elaborate plant designs of ornate, thick stalks filled with lines, fine tendrils, and small rosettes, and additional leaves and flowers attached. The pattern is red against a light background.

    The fragment is made up from three pieces sewn together with red thread. The dye has not quite saturated the reverse, although the fabric is fine and loosely woven.

    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. 406 on p. 120 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 120 fig. 406

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