Textile fragment with tear-drops and stylized flower-heads

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tear-drops and stylized flower-heads

  • 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 resist, and dyed light-blue and dark-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 20 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.224

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  • Catalogue text

    Stylized flower-heads set into tear-drop shapes with a beaded border; a band of abstract leaf shapes separates these from large, radiating arches, similar to Cat. no. 215 [EA1990.223]. The arches are filled with dots, and the spandrels contain a flower head, seen inside view.

    Some light blue appears in the separating band and in the tear-drop shape.

    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. 216 on p. 62 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 306, vol. ii p. 62 fig. 216

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