Textile fragment with spirals in braided tear-drops

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  • Catalogue text

    Rows of spirals framed by braided tear-drop shapes, with a trefoil at the top and two small fish on either side, as in Cat. no. 435 [EA1990.442]. The pattern is grey against a light ground.

    Selvedge and stitching. In conservation the fragment was discovered to have two pieces which are not connected, but it is very likely that they were once joined; the measurements are: a) warp 15 cm., weft 28 cm.; b) warp 15.5 cm., weft 13.5 cm. The textile is badly soiled. The reverse shows less dye saturation 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. 436 on p. 129 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 130, vol. ii p. 129 fig. 436

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