Textile fragment with linked squares, flowers, and tendrils

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    A continuous field of brown linked squares with white tendrils inside and a small flower at the centre. The squares are linked by narrow white bands each with three dots inside, as well as by a smaller white square at each corner with a cross inside. The background is red.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The mordant for the brown areas was first block-printed and the background then filled in, probably applied 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. 751 on p. 221 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 221 fig. 751

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