They Gave Us Directions

Textile-Fragment-161
Indo-Egyptian Textile Framgent

Original image posted in Indian Printed Textiles, a catalogue of the collection by Ruth Barnes. The entire collection is available to view courtesy of  Eastern Art on-line at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford.

http://www.jameelcentre.ashmolean.org/collection/7/10236/10407

Motif developed from a textile fragment with rosettes, arches, stylized trees or flowers, and leaves.

Date: 2nd half of the 13th century – 1st half of the 14th century

Material and technique: cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; with remains of stitching in flax

Original fragment size: 11 1/32” x 7 5/8”

Accession number: EA1990.161

Published by wendyrweiss

Wendy Weiss weaves three dimensional spaces in which viewers interact. She collaborates with Jay Kreimer to create interactive sound environments, sculpture, and projected images. Natural dyes sourced directly from her garden are the primary coloring agent for the fibers, which are a combination of cellulose, such as cotton and linen; protein, primarily wool and silk; and nylon mono-filament (which dyes beautifully with natural dyes.

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