Textile fragment with tendrils, leaves, and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils, leaves, and flowers

  • 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

    30 x 18 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    block (wide band) 13 x 9.5 cm estimated (length x width)
    block (red band) 14.5 x 3 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.586

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band filled with elaborate plant tendrils, leaves, and flowers, brown against a white ground. On either side is a band of stylized ?crowns which can be read as red against white or white against red.

    The block size used for the wide band was 13 cm. x 9.5 cm., for the red band it was 14.5 cm. x 3 cm. The reverse shows less dye saturation 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. 579 on p. 171 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 171, vol. ii p. 171 fig. 579

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