Textile fragment with bands of flower-heads, tendrils, and vines

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of flower-heads, tendrils, and vines

  • Associated place

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

    13th century (1201 - 1300)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, dyed brown and red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16 x 9.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1233

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands that were probably part of a large medallion, as in Cat. no. 941 [EA1990.947]. A red band has a continuous vine with curving tendrils and flower-heads, and there is the beginning of large fan-shaped petals, as well as a small band of drop-shaped petals.

    The reverse shows slightly less dye saturation for brown and red, and very little more for blue. The fragment was found separately and is not in the original inventory list, but is certainly part of the Newberry Collection.

    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. 1226 on p. 372 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 372 fig. 1226

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