Textile fragment possibly imitating patola pattern, with stylized plants

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    A wide band of highly stylized plants, made up from symmetrically arranged tendrils and flower-heads. Stepped diamond shapes are at the base of each plant and are repeated further up the stem. The pattern is red and blue with brown outlines, against a white background.

    Selvedge at right angles to the band, with small holes along it and another border where stitching had once been inserted. The design can be compared to flower borders found on certain patola, although here the design can be much more fluid, for obvious technical reasons. The reverse shows more dye saturation for the blue 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. 946 on p. 281 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 281 fig. 946

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