Textile fragment with flowering treesOn display
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Textile fragment with flowering trees
Date2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
Material and technique
cotton, probably hand-painted with mordant, dyed brown, and resist- and mordant-dyed red and brown; with stitching in flax
Dimensions23 x 19.5 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 25 / 25 threads/cm (thread count)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Large, stylized flowering trees and small tendrils with bunches of ?grapes, as Cat. no. 821 [EA1990.823]. The design is white on a red ground, with brown details.
The same design and technical details as for Cat. no. 821 [EA1990.823], suggesting that the fragment was part of the same fabric.
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. 823 on p. 243 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 242, vol. ii p. 243 fig. 823