Textile fragment with vine, flowers, leaves, and lotus blossoms

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with vine, flowers, leaves, and lotus blossoms

  • 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, and dyed red and purple

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16.5 x 7 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.647

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous vine with four- and six-petalled flowers superimposed on the stem, and with leaves and lotus blossoms emerging. The latter are represented in profile view. The design is white on a red ground and has purple outlines. On either side of the band are narrow white lines and a small band of beads.

    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. 641 on p. 188 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 188 fig. 641

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