Textile fragment with scroll, flower-heads, and rosettes

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Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with scroll, flower-heads, and rosettes

  • 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

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.5 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    Lower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.592

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band with a scroll which turns upon itself, each tendril ending with an elaborate flower-head seen in profile. In addition, small rosettes emerge from the scroll and fill the band. The pattern is red against a brown ground. On either side is acontinuous vine and small rosettes, white against a brown ground.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface.

    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. 585 on p. 173 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 173 fig. 585

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