Textile fragment with bands of linked flowers and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of linked flowers and leaves

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    probably early 20th century
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed and dyed purple, green, brown, and yellow; with remains of stitching in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16 / 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.

    EA1990.1230

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands of stylized, linked purple flowers and green leaves on a white ground, as well as a white braided design on a purple ground. Yellow stripes are set between.

    Selvedge and the remains of stitching. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The fabric is probably early 20th century. It was not recorded in the first survey of the collection.

    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. 1224 on p. 371 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 371 fig. 1224

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