Textile fragment with vine leaves, flowers, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with vine leaves, flowers, and tendrils

  • 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 red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17.5 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 16 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.

    EA1990.1019

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  • Catalogue text

    Red vine leaves and flowers with white outlines are linked by interlacing tendrils. The background is dark blue.

    There is slightly less dye saturation for the red on the reverse, but heavy additional saturation for the blue.

    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. 1012 on p. 300 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 300 fig. 1012

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