Textile fragment with tendrils, leaves, and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils, leaves, and flowers

  • Associated place

    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown; joined with a seam in silk

  • Dimensions

    31.5 x 17 cm (length x width)
    ground fabric 1 18 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 18 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.835

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous field of tendrils with small heart-shaped leaves and flowers, the largest appearing in profile. The design is white with brown outlines on a red ground.

    A seam connects two fragments at their selvedges. Their measurements are: (a) warp 17 cm., weft 9 cm.; (b) warp 17 cm., weft 22.5 cm. 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. 833 on p. 245 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 245 fig. 833

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