Textile fragment with plants, leaves, and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with plants, leaves, and flowers

  • 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, probably block-printed with mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    32 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12 x 9 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.

    EA1990.434

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design field, of plants seen in profile, emerging from small bulbs, with leaves and flowers. The pattern is red against a white background.

    The design is repeated over an area of 12 cm. x 9 cm., giving an indication of the size of block used. It is not possible to make a distinction between surface and reverse, but the design was probably defined by block-printed mordant.

    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. 427 on p. 126 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 126 fig. 427

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