Textile fragment with interlacing tendrils and flower-heads

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with interlacing tendrils and flower-heads

  • 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, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown; possibly block-printed with resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    31.5 x 8.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12.5 cm estimated (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.944

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design of large, interlaced tendrils with red flower-heads. The tendrils have brown outlines and single rows of brown dots inside, and most of the background is blue.

    The brown outlines are carefully printed, but the application of red and blue only partly matches the pattern. One side of the block used for the outlines was 12.5 cm. long. Red and brown only partly appear on the reverse, while there is heavy saturation with blue.

    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. 938 on p. 278 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 278 fig. 938

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