Textile fragment with palmettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with palmettes

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 9 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 9 / 8 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.395

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  • Catalogue text

    Diagonal rows of palmettes, red on a white ground.

    The reverse shows very little dye saturation. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used was alizarin with purpurin, the source of which was Rubia tinctorum L.

    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. 388 on p. 115 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 115 fig. 388

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