Textile fragment with bunches of flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bunches of flowers

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    probably late 19th century
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed and dyed dark-blue, green, red, and yellow

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    160 x 81 cm (warp x weft)
    13 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1226

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  • Catalogue text

    A large textile with a continuous design field of diagonally arranged bunches of red flowers with green leaves against a dark blue background. Along the selvedges are narrow borders filled with small flowers.

    Two selvedges. The textile is woven from fine thread, and dye saturation is equal on surface and reverse. It is probably a late 19th-century fabric, of Indian origin.

    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. 1220 on p. 369 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 370, vol. ii p. 369 fig. 1220

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