Textile fragment with rosettes, stars, dots, and crosses

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    A continuous field of rosettes, stars, dots, crosses, each with a white outline against a red background. The pattern elements themselves are brown, usually with a red centre.

    It seems that both a resist (for the white outlines) and a mordant were stamped onto the fabric, and the cloth was than immersed in a mordant-dye solution. The reverse is largely covered with traces of red.

    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. 478 on p. 143 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 143 fig. 478

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