Textile fragment with plants, tendrils, and fruit

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with plants, tendrils, and fruit

  • 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, applied with resist (probably by hand), mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21 x 11 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 23 / 22 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.

    EA1990.1040

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous field of various red plant shapes, most likely representing flowers. All have red stems and are surrounded by white dots. The space between the plants is filled with white tendrils and small fruit, defined by clusters of dots. The background is blue.

    For both red and blue, the reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. It seems as though the design is drawn free-hand rather than stamped; see also Cat. no. 1122 [EA1990.1129].

    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. 1033 on p. 307 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 307 fig. 1033

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