Textile fragment with rosettes, flower-heads, arches, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, flower-heads, arches, and tendrils

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible 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

    19 x 8.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 10 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.491

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  • Catalogue text

    Three bands; the first with small, red rosettes against a white background, and a brown, ?circular pattern in faint outline; the second has an uncertain design in brown outlines against a white ground; see Cat. no. 630 [EA1990.636] for more detail. The third has flower-heads linked by tendrils, white against a red ground.

    [The fragment is very loosely woven. The reverse shows slightly less dye saturation than the surface. Possibly part of 1990.636 and 1990.637?]

    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. 629 on p. 185 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 185-186, vol. ii p. 185 fig. 629

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