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Tab with stylized tree
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red and brown; with a hem in flax
Technique indexwoven plain woven;dyed resist dyed;dyed mordant dyed;
Dimensions10 x 8 cm (length x width)
along length/width 22 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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A single tab containing a stylized, white tree with brown flowers set against a red background.
The tab has a carefully sewn hem. There is slightly more dye saturation on the reverse than on 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)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 1070 on p. 318 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 318 fig. 1070