Textile fragment with flowers

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    A continuous field of single, large flowers. The flower-heads are seen in side view and have a bushy appearance; each flower is supported by a straight stem, with four narrow leaves emerging. The plant is white with brown outlines, on a red ground. In addition there is a narrow, brown border band at the selvedge, with a continuous white vine and single rosettes.

    Selvedge, with the some light blue mending stitches. 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. 874 on p. 257 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 257 fig. 874

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