Textile fragment imitating bandhani, or tie-dye, with squares

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  • Catalogue text

    A square within a square; the triangular spaces outside the large square are filled with small clusters of squares and quarter-circles. As the block print is repeated, these triangles also form a square, with a full circle at the centre. The entire design is made up from small square shapes with a dot at the centre, in bandhani imitation. The pattern is white against a red ground.

    There is a selvedge, and fine stitching along it, using red thread, possibly silk. The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The size of the block used was 11.5 cm. x 11.5 cm.

    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. 621 on p. 183 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 183 fig. 621

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