Textile fragment probably imitating patola pattern, with diamond-shapes and crosses

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    A variety of red diamond shapes, each with a white cross at the centre. The background is blue.

    Two sets of stitching; one along the edge of the fabric uses silk thread, the other is sewn diagonally and is of flax. The reverse shows less dye saturation for the red, and slightly more for the blue. The design probably imitates a patola pattern; the diamonds have the appearance characteristic of ikat technique.

    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. 1018 on p. 302 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 302, vol. ii p. 302 fig. 1018

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