Textile fragment with hen and chicks

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    A naturalistic depiction of a hen with her chicks. The chickens are white but outlined in black, against a pale purple background.

    A single pale red stitch of silk remains in the fabric. The fabric might once have been quilted. There is no evidence for assigning the textile an Indian provenance.

    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. 1179 on p. 356 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 356 fig. 1179

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