Textile fragment with bands of stylized plants, rosettes, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of stylized plants, rosettes, and tendrils

  • 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

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    27 x 25.5 cm max. (warp x weft)
    16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    block (tendrils and flowers) 11 cm estimated (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.604

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of stylized plants emerging from half-medallion-shaped mounds, similar to Cat. no. 596 [EA1990.603], white against a red ground, and flanked on either side by a band with small rosettes and tendrils. This pattern is white against a brown ground. Additional blocks are placed next to each other without necessarily matching in design. These are dyed red or brown and are filled with white tendrils and flowers.

    Selvedge; the bands set at right angles to it. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The width of the block filled with tendrils and flowers was 11 cm.; a similar juxtaposition of block designs is illustrated by Gittinger [1982: 44].

    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. 597 on p. 176 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 179, vol. ii p. 176 fig. 597

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