Textile fragment with branches and leaves

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    A continuous pattern of long, naturalistic branches, brown on a white ground, with red leaves emerging. The background is filled with brown dots.

    A seam at one edge conseals a selvedge and adds a very thin second strip of fabric with the same design. The sewing is finely done. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. While the mordant for the brown design has certainly been stamped, the mordant for the red was possibly painted.

    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. 819 on p. 241 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 241 fig. 819

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