Textile fragment with square, flower-heads, rosettes, and medallions

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    A large field with a square containing an eight-petalled flower head. A single flower is attached to each side of the square. Otherwise the field is filled with rosettes and medallions, and the entire background is filled with white tendrils. The larger, distinctive flowers, rosettes, and medallions, as well as the square, are outlined in white, but also have blue details. The background is red. In addition there is a narrow border band with two interlaced vines, white on a red ground.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation for the red and brown than the surface, but there is more blue.

    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. 984 on p. 292 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 292 fig. 984

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