Textile fragment with grid of squares and rosettes

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band with a grid of squares, made by diagonal, brown lines of small, linked crosses, and with a red or brown rosette inside each square. The design is red and brown against a white ground, and one row of squares is filled with red. On either side of the band is a narrow, brown band with white rosettes. The entire design is similar to Cat. no. 564 [EA1990.571].

    There is a selvedge, and remains of a seam along one side. Additional blue and white stitching is also present. The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface.

    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. 602 on pp. 177-178 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 177 fig. 602

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