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Textile fragment with stylized plants
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, block-printed with resist, mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue
Dimensions27 x 6.5 cm (length x width)
along length/width 12 / 12 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 continuous design related to the stylized plants of Cat. no. 1113 [EA1990.1120], but the plants are larger. They have the same halo-like surround as Cat. no. 1113 [EA1990.1120]. White tendrils fill the blue background.
The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. The resist applied prior to the blue dye is apparently drawn by hand. The design is similar to a fragment found at Quseir al-Qadim (see Vogelsang-Eastwood 1990).
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. 1114 on p. 334 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 334 fig. 1114