Textile fragment with tendrils and flowers, possibly from a garment

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    A continuous design of delicate tendrils with flowers and leaves emerging. The pattern is drawn in white against a dark brown background, with flowers and leaves in red.

    Selvedge. Two seams are in the fragment, possibly as part of tailoring a garment. The fragment is very densely woven, using unusually thin thread. The reverse is less saturated with dye 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. 876 on pp. 257-258 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 258, vol. ii p. 257 fig. 876

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