Textile fragment with tendrils and medallions

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    A dense network of tendrils and stylized vegetal forms, some in the shape of medallions. The red provides the background, the design is white.

    The dye has not saturated the reverse. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used was morindone, the source of which was a variety of morinda root.

    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. 300 on p. 89 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 89 fig. 300

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