Textile fragment with stylized, dotted leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized, dotted leaves

  • 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, dyed brown, block-printed with resist, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22.5 x 16 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 13.5 x 12 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.814

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  • Catalogue text

    Large, stylized leaves, some single shaped, others as trefoils; all have beaded surrounds and are partly filled with dots. Smaller tree-shaped plants are set between the large shapes. The outlines are white, and the ground is red. The design is similar to Cat. no. 809 [EA1990.811].

    The reverse shows more dye saturation for the red than the surface, but the brown is more evenly applied to the surface. The size of the block used was 13.5 cm. x 12 cm.

    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. 812 on p. 239 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 239 fig. 812

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