Textile fragment with tendrils, flower-heads, small flowers, and arches

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils, flower-heads, small flowers, and arches

  • 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, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 / 9 threads/cm (thread count)
    block (widest band) 10.5 x 10.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.572

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  • Catalogue text

    Two narrow bands with rows of rosettes and small, linked arches, white against a brown ground; these are set on either side of a wider band with separate tendrils and flower-heads. A second wide band has thick, swirling tendrils and small flowers, and a single brown rosette imposed on it. The two wide bands otherwise have their designs in white against a red ground.

    Selvedge; the design bands are at right angles to it. The block used for the widest band had a size of 10.5 cm. x 10.5 cm. The reverse shows slightly less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 565 on pp. 167-168 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 168, vol. ii p. 167 fig. 565

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