Textile fragment with stylized plants and curving lines

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design of small, red shapes surrounded by white curving lines on a blue ground. The pattern has its origin in the plant design of Cat. no. 1107 [EA1990.1114].

    The reverse shows slightly more dye saturation than the surface. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used for red was alizarin with purpurin, from Rubia tinctorum L., and the colorant for blue was indigotin[, from a variety of the indigo plant].

    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. 1110 on p. 332 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 341, vol. ii p. 332 fig. 1110

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