Textile fragment with leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with leaves

  • Associated place

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

    probably 19th century (1801 - 1900)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, dyed brown and red, and applied with light-blue dye; knotted fringe

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17.5 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1170

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  • Catalogue text

    Small single leaves are arranged in diagonal rows. The leaves are light blue with a red spot at the base. In addition there is a border band with a continuous vine and flower, also light blue and red. All design elements have fine, brown outlines.

    A knotted fringe along the border band. The pattern was stamped onto both sides of the fabric; the match is not entirely perfect. The textile is probably 19th century, printed in Rajasthan.

    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. 1166 on pp. 352-353 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 352 fig. 1166

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