Textile fragment with stylized leaves or treesOn display
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Textile fragment with stylized leaves or trees
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, mordant- and resist-dyed red and blue
Dimensions19.5 x 18 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 28 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Stylized leaves or trees, red with white details and partly filled with light blue, set onto a blue ground and surrounded by white lines and dots. In addition, the background is filled with white tendrils. The pattern is similar to Cat. no. 1126 [EA1990.1133].
The dye saturation for red is virtually identical on surface and reverse, but there is more blue on the reverse.
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. 1127 on p. 340 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 340 fig. 1127