Textile fragment with trees and plants

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with trees and plants

  • 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 and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    30.5 x 20.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 8 / 9 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.429

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with trees alternating with plants that have three flower-heads each; additional bands, one filled with single dots, and a design field which is too fragmentary to determine its pattern.

    The fragmentary design field has traces of brown dye in addition to the red. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 422 p. 125 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 125 fig. 422

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