Textile fragment with large medallion, floral shapes, crosses, and circles

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    A large, red medallion with a circle of beads at the centre, surrounded by eight small floral shapes; the medallion is surrounded by brown tendrils on a white ground, as well as by red leaves. Adjacent to this wide design is a narrow band with crosses and discs.

    A selvedge is parallel to the band. The reverse is less saturated by dye 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. 635 on p. 187 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 187 fig. 635

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