Textile fragment with stylized trees and flowers, a rosette, and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized trees and flowers, a rosette, and 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, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with stitching in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15 x 14.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric (large medallion) 6 x 10 cm (warp x weft)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 22 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 19 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.170

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  • Catalogue text

    Band with alternating stylized trees and flowers, standing on a base of dots, as in Cat. no. 161 [EA1990.169], and a fragmentary band with a curving vine and tendrils. This is probably of the same design as an additional band sewn on at a right angle, with an elaborate rosette which has a small, six-petalled flower at the centre and is surrounded by tendrils and leaves.

    Two pieces sewn together, one with a selvedge: warp 6 cm., weft 10 cm.

    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. 162 on p. 44 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 44 fig. 162

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