Textile fragment with bands of tendrils, flowers, and squares

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of tendrils, flowers, and squares

  • 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; possibly block-printed with resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    41 x 9 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.914

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  • Catalogue text

    A series of bands parallel to each other: at the top is a row of arches, followed by a wide band of large tendrils and flowers, partly made up from dots, and a second wide band of squares filled with flowers. At the bottom are two bands, one with single leaves, the other with ornate, round vases. All patterns are red, white, and blue.

    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. 908 on p. 270 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 270 fig. 908

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