Textile fragment with flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with flowers

  • Associated place

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

    18th century (1701 - 1800)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, dyed red, and applied with grey, or dyed light-purple

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.889

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide, red band with white flowers turns a corner at right angles. The flowers appear in side-view. On one side of the band are narrow bands of chevrons and a band of indistinct red and brown shapes; on the other side is the beginning of a red pattern on white, set off with a narrow border of a continuous vine, white on red.

    Selvedge. The reverse shows very little dye saturation. The band of indistinct shapes is probably similar to a row of linked crowns appearing in a fragment in the Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan [Kelsey 94139]. The original card had the comment '18th-century'.

    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. 883 on pp. 259-260 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 367, vol. ii p. 259 fig. 883

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