Textile fragment with grid of squares and flowers

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    A wide band with a grid of squares made by diagonal, brown lines of small, linked crosses, and containing an eight-petalled flower. The flower-head is either red or brown, and at regular intervals the square is filled with red. The background is white. On either side of this band there is a narrow border, brown with small, white rosettes. Additional floral patterns in brown and red were probably the beginning of a wide design field.

    Selvedge with remains of stitching along it. 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. 564 on p. 167 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 177-178 & 207, vol. ii p. 167 fig. 564

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