Textile fragment with stylized trees

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized trees

  • 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 yellow, green, red, brown, and light-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    210 x 106 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.

    EA1990.1228

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  • Catalogue text

    A very large textile with a continuous design of stylized trees, each dyed green, red, and light blue, with brown outlines. The trees are arranged in diagonal rows against a yellow background. Narrow borders with small flowers are set along both selvedges.

    Two selvedges. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The textile is probably of late 19th-century date and has an 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. 1222 on p. 370 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 370 fig. 1222

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