Textile fragment with rosettes, leaves, flowers, and bandhani, or tie-dye, imitation

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, leaves, flowers, and bandhani, or tie-dye, imitation

  • 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

    three pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with seams in black thread, possibly mercerized cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 x 10.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 18 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 18 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3, along length/width 18 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.162

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  • Catalogue text

    Ornate, swirling floral design with rosettes, and leaves and flowers emerging from vines; in addition there is a band with bandhani imitation, as in Cat. no. 70 [EA1990.78], and a narrow band of a running vine with separate leaves. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    Two seams, sewn with black thread. The match of design is out of step.

    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. 154 on p. 42 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 42 fig. 154

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