Textile fragment with bands of vines

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of vines

  • Associated place

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

    late 19th - early 20th century (1871 - 1930)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed and dyed pale-pink and black

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    44 x 18 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 35 / 33 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1204

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel bands with a continuous vine scroll, black on very pale pink. The tendrils and leaves have stepped outlines, in imitation of embroidery.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. As with the previous fragments, the fabric is of uncertain origin, but not Indian.

    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. 1200 on p. 363 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 363 fig. 1200

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