Textile fragment with medallion, and rosettes set into linked stars

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    A border band with a medallion with leaf terminals, and eight-petalled rosettes set into linked star shapes. A narrow sawtoothed edge runs along either side of the band, and beyond it is fragmentary evidence, in swirling tendrils, of a design area as in Cat. no. 188 [EA1990.196]. Although in general the resist defines the design, there is some ambiguity in the patterning of the band, and forms can partly be read as blue against a white background.

    Selvedge. While the border band is certainly block-printed, the tendrils of the fragmentary main design field may have been drawn by hand.

    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. 189 on p. 53 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 53-55, 267, & 320, vol. ii p. 53 fig. 189

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