Textile fragment with tendrils and tear-drops

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils and tear-drops

  • 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; with additional fragments at two edges; joined with stitching in white and blue cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 x 23.5 cm (warp x weft)
    ground fabric 1 14 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 14 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.401

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  • Catalogue text

    Elaborate tendrils with tear-drop-shaped flower-heads that either hold a rosette or a frame of dots; the selvedges have a narrow band of six-petalled rosettes. The tendrils are red on a white ground.

    The fabric is sewn together from two pieces, each with a selvedge as an outer edge. This was done by someone who did not take care to keep the surface and reverse in order, as the surface as it appears now shows one side of the reverse. Although the tendrils are equally precise on either side, the flower-heads with beaded frames are filled with red on the reverse, which loses the definition of the pattern. Additional fragments are sewn on to two edges.

    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. 394 on p. 117 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 117 fig. 394

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