Textile fragment with scroll, flower-heads, and rosettesOn display
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Textile fragment with scroll, flower-heads, and rosettes
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown
Dimensions13.5 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 15 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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A wide band with a scroll which turns upon itself, each tendril ending with an elaborate flower-head seen in profile. In addition, small rosettes emerge from the scroll and fill the band. The pattern is red against a brown ground. On either side is acontinuous vine and small rosettes, white against a brown ground.
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)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 585 on p. 173 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 173 fig. 585