Textile fragment with plants, tendrils, and fruit

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    A continuous field of various red plant shapes, most likely representing flowers. All have red stems and are surrounded by white dots. The space between the plants is filled with white tendrils and small fruit, defined by clusters of dots. The background is blue.

    For both red and blue, the reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. It seems as though the design is drawn free-hand rather than stamped; see also Cat. no. 1122 [EA1990.1129].

    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. 1033 on p. 307 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 307 fig. 1033

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