Textile fragment with tab-shapes and plantsOn display
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Textile fragment with tab-shapes and plants
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, block-printed with resist, mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue; with stitching, probably the remains of a seam, in white flax
Dimensions23.5 x 15 cm (length x width)
along length/width 17 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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A row of four tab shapes filled with red plants against a background of small, white tendrils. Adjacent are narrow bands of white zigzag against a red ground. The area of the tabs has been over-dyed with blue.
The reverse shows slightly more dye saturation than the surface. A line of white stitching crosses the tabs; as the pattern is bleached on one side of them, this was probably a seam.
In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 1076 on p. 321 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 321 fig. 1076