Textile fragment with vine and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with vine and leaves

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, block-printed, and applied with dark-grey

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7 x 18 cm max. (warp x weft)
    14 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.437

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  • Catalogue text

    A narrow band of continuous vine, with leaves emerging and turning backwards; the adjacent design area is fragmentary, but it also shows tendrils. The pattern is white against a dark grey background.

    Selvedge. The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used to produce the greyish blue was tannin; there is no presence of indigotin.

    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. 430 on p. 127 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 127 fig. 430

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