Textile fragment with curving vines, quatrefoil, and rosette

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    A continuous design with curving vines from which flowers emerge. These are represented in side-view, and a quatrefoil and rosette are set between. The pattern is defined by white outlines against a red ground, with further details in deeper red or brown.

    Selvedge, with a single stitch remaining. The reverse is heavily saturated with red dye, but not with brown, which suggests that the mordant producing the latter was stamped first, and the brown details dyed, before a resist was applied and the red produced by immersion in a mordant bath.

    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. 795 on p. 233 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 233 fig. 795

Audinet, Karthika, ‘Fustat Fragments: Indian Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection’, Textiles Asia Journal, 10, Issue 3, (January 2019), fig. 2 on p. 21

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