Textile fragment with bands of stylized trees, crenellations, vine, and arches

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of stylized trees, crenellations, vine, and arches

  • 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 mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 x 10.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 14 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.

    EA1990.611

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  • Catalogue text

    Four parallel bands; two have a row of crenellations which are reversible and can be read as white or red, one has a continuous vine and a row of very small arches, and the widest band has two types of stylized trees alternating with a fan or flower shape placed on a lozenge base. The latter two bands are white on a brownish-purple 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)

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. 604 on p. 178 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 178 fig. 604

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