Textile fragment with linked oval medallions

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    Linked oval medallions with white borders, and filled with red and blue shapes, with some white details. It seems that the design was first outlined in brown, but most of that has been dyed over.

    Selvedge; the design is printed to continue beyond it. The reverse shows less dye saturation for the brown, but it is uncertain how the mordant for the red was applied. There is considerably more blue on the reverse than on 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. 1016 on p. 301 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 301 fig. 1016

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