Textile fragment with tendrils, fruit, and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils, fruit, 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

    cotton, applied with mordant, block-printed or partly hand-applied with resist, and dyed red and blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 x 8 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1061

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  • Catalogue text

    Curving, white tendrils with small fruit and leaves on a red and blue ground. A triple line of small, white dots separate the tendrils from a large, blue leaf with a white outline.

    The resist may be applied by hand rather than block-printed. The reverse shows considerably more blue dye saturation than the surface. The fragment is partly similar to Cat. no. 1053 [EA1990.1060].

    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. 1054 on p. 313 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 313 fig. 1054

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