Textile fragment with rosettes in dotted frames, linked diamond-shapes, and Arabic inscription

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    A band of eight-petalled rosettes set into a beaded roundel, and at a right angle to it there are two parallel bands, one with linked diamonds in a row, the other with three rows of small six-petalled rosettes each set into a white disc. Fragments of script appear on a curve, possibly part of a circlular form. In general, the patterns are outlined in white against a red ground, with some details picked out in brown.

    The design is coarsely executed. The reverse is heavily saturated with red dye. The fragment of script reads 'perpetuity'.

    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. 522 on p. 155 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 155 fig. 522

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