Textile fragment with Arabic-style script, rosettes, and stylized trees or foliage

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands with inscription, rosettes, and rows of dots as well as stylized trees or foliage. A large, stylized floral design similar to Cat. no. 138 [EA1990.146], but here with nine dots at the centre. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    Selvedge; the design moves at a right angle to it. The inscription is derived from Arabic, but it is not readable. However, as the script simulated is similar to Cat. no. 142 [EA1990.150], the fragment may have an early date, possibly 11th-12th century.

    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. 140 on p. 38 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 37-38, vol. ii p. 38 fig. 140

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