Textile fragment with large flowers, undulating stems, and possibly stylized leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with large flowers, undulating stems, and possibly stylized leaves

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible 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

    11 / 11 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.

    EA1990.681

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of stylized ?leaves alternating with single, large flowers with undulating stems, seen in profile. The pattern is white on a red ground. In addition there is a narrow band with brown outlines of a vine and red ?flower-heads against a white ground.

    A selvedge is at right angle to the bands. The reverse shows 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. 674 on p. 199 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 199 fig. 674

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