Textile fragment with stylized plants

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  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized plants

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with resist, mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    27 x 6.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 12 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    Lower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1121

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  • Catalogue text

    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)

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. 1114 on p. 334 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 334 fig. 1114

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