Textile fragment with stylized plants

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design related to the pattern of stylized plants in Cat. no. 1107 [EA1990.1114]. Here the red plants have a halo-like radiance of white circles around their heads, and small, white tendrils and tiny rosettes appear against a red ground. The overall background is blue.

    The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. The design is similar to a fragment found at Quseir al-Qadim (see Vogelsang-Eastwood 1990). The dye analysis has shown that the colorant for red was alizarin with purpurin, from Rubia tinctorum L., and the colorant for blue was indigotin.

    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. 1113 on p. 333 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 304-305 & 333-338, vol. ii p. 333 fig. 1113

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