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Date2nd half of the 15th century - 1st half of the 17th century
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Large stylized leaves related to the plant design of Cat. no. 1121 [EA1990.1128]. The leaves are red, with blue outlines and centres, and with white ornamental details added. The background is light blue and densely covered with curving white lines, as in Cat. no. 1110 [EA1990.1117].
The colours of the fragment are lighter than previous examples. It is likely that the mordant was applied to the surface, although the dye saturation for red is equal on both sides of the fabric. The reverse shows more saturation for the blue.
In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 1129 on p. 341 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 341 fig. 1129
Barnes, Ruth, ‘Indian Textiles for Island Taste: Gujarati Cloth in Eastern Indonesia’, Ars Orientalis, 34, (2004), p. 146, illus. p. 146 fig. 15