Textile fragment with part of a circle, petals, and tendrils

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  • Catalogue text

    The fragment of a large circle or medallion, made up of white, red, and blue concentric circles with petals and dots. The circle is surrounded by large, red tendrils set against a blue background filled with small, white tendrils. This large design field has a red and white border band with diamonds and half-medallions as a central pattern, and zigzag bands on either side. The stylistic treatment of large tendrils is similar to Cat. nos. 1035 and 1128 [EA1990.1042 and EA1990.1135].

    The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. It seems that the resist was not block-printed, but drawn by hand.

    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. 1042 on p. 309 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 309-310, vol. ii p. 309 fig. 1042

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