Textile fragment with interlocking floral shapes

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    Interlocking floral design, similar to Cat. no. 288 [EA1990.297]. Again, the focus of the design can be shifted, although the pattern is more clearly defined by a single co0lour, red in this case. In addition there is a narrow band of linked diamond shapes, dyed purple.

    Irregular stitching in the middle of the fragment. A corner of the block used is visible. The purple band is very faint. The pattern is slightly blurred on the reverse. Possibly 13th century, see Cat. no. 296 [EA1990.305].

    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. 292 on p. 87 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 87 fig. 292

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