Textile fragment with plants with long leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with plants with long leaves

  • 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

    two pieces of cotton, possibly block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red; joined with a seam in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28 x 26 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 19 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 19 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.403

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  • Catalogue text

    Plants with long leaves which have a sawtooth edge and are swirling sideways; additional narrow bands, the smallest one with tiny six-petalled rosettes, a wider one with a dotted zigzag and ornate floral patterns in between, and one with large, diagonally arranged dots. All patterns are white against a red ground.

    A seam along parts of the zigzag band. The reverse is slightly blurred.

    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. 396 on p. 117 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 117 fig. 396

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