Textile fragment with geometric design

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with geometric design

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Europe (probable) (probable place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    early 20th century
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed and applied with grey and dyed red; with stitching, probably sewn by machine, in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    27 x 20 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 24 / 22 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.

    EA1990.1205

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  • Catalogue text

    Geometric, angular design in red and grey.

    Two parallel, straight rows of stitching, probably sewn by machine. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The design is early 20th century.

    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. 1201 on p. 363 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 363 fig. 1201

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