Textile fragment with flowering plants and birds

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with flowering plants and birds

  • 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

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 10.5 x 7 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.433

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  • Catalogue text

    A flowering plant with a bird perched on it is repeated throughout; the bird turns its head. The pattern is densely designed and is printed red against a white ground.

    Selvedge; the pattern is printed beyond it. The size of the block can be defined from the repetition of certain design peculiarities; it was 10.5 cm. x 7 cm. The reverse is 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. 426 on p. 126 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 126 fig. 426

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