Textile fragment with chevrons, hexagons, and flowers

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    Large chevrons filled with four different designs. The widest has linked hexagons framed with beaded surrounds and filled with an oval shape with a serrated edge; it is white on brown ground, with red details. It is followed by a red chevron with single stylized ?trees or poles; the third design has tendrils and small flowers, again white on brown, and the fourth is red with very small single flowers.

    The outlines of the block do not follow the zigzag of the chevrons; its size was 11 cm. x 9 cm. The reverse shows much less dye saturation than the surface. There are remains of stitching along one edge. Gittinger compares this design to textiles depicted in Indian miniatures of the 15th century.

    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. 696 on p. 205 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 205, vol. ii p. 205 fig. 696

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