Textile fragment with tendrils, ornate rosettes, and squares

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band filled with thick tendrils and ornate rosettes, and with small squares containing a single flower head. The pattern is red against a white ground. On one side of it are narrow bands of dots, a continuous vine, and small arches; and fragmentary evidence of the same design band is on the other side. The narrow bands are white against a brown ground.

    Selvedge parallel to the bands. 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. 583 on p. 172 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 172 fig. 583

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