Textile fragment with tendrils and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils and flowers

  • 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

    25.5 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 26 / 27 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.884

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design of finely drawn tendrils, flowers, and leaves, white on a dark brown ground with red details. The fragment is identical to Cat. no. 876 [EA1990.882].

    Technical details and design link this and the previous fragment [EA1990.883] to Cat. no. 876 [EA1990.882].

    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. 878 on p. 258 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 257-258, vol. ii p. 258 fig. 878

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