Textile fragment with vine and stars

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with vine and stars

  • 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, possibly block-printed with mordant, dyed red and brown, and dyed blue and possibly green

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20.5 x 13.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 17 / 14 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.

    EA1990.906

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with a red vine curling inwards and with small and large leaves emerging, and an eight-petalled flower-head in each curl. This has a blue centre. Along either side of the band is a narrow band with a row of white, red, and blue stars. The design is similar to Cat. no. 899 [EA1990.905]. There also is the beginning of a pattern of ?interlace and medallions, with brown outlines and partly filled with red, blue, and some ?green.

    The reverse is slightly less saturated with dye 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. 900 on p. 267 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 267 fig. 900

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