Textile fragment with stylized bodhi leaves, chevrons, and zigzag

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    A row of stylized bodhi tree leaves, white against a red ground, is followed by a narrow band of chevrons and a wider band with a zigzag and a trefoil in each triangular space. The band of chevrons is then repeated. With the exception of the leaves, the pattern is brown or red against a white ground.

    There is a selvedge with some stitching along it, done with coarse, white thread. The reverse is heavily saturated with red dye, but possibly the mordant for the brown details was stamped.

    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. 568 on p. 168 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 169, vol. ii p. 168 fig. 568

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