Textile fragment with vines, palmettes, and tendrils

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    Vines and palmettes are set into curving bands set next to a large field with plant tendrils. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue. Light blue lines and dots appear in the curving bands.

    Although blocks were used for parts of the design, it is likely that the large tendrils were 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. 217 on p. 62 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 62 fig. 217

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