Textile fragment with rosettes in dotted frames

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    Bands of rosettes, parallel and at right angles. One band has eight-petalled rosettes set into a beaded frame, similar to Cat. no. 508 [EA1990.515]; parallel to it is another band that treats the same motif very differently: the beaded roundel is several circles deep, but it also is delicately set, and the tendrils that fill the spandrels are fine and intricate. This band also continues in a band at right angles, and at the corner is a square with an eight-petalled flower, arranged to appear as a quatrefoil.

    It is possible that the manufacture of this textile involved both resist- and mordant-stamping. The band of rosettes similar to Cat. no. 508 [EA1990.515] is saturated with dye on the reverse, while the intricately ornamented bands do not penetrate to the reverse with their patterns. The corner square is similar to a fragment found at Quseir al-Qadim (see Vogelsang-Eastwood 1990: Cat. no. 35).

    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. 521 on p. 155 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 213, vol. ii p. 155 fig. 521

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