Textile fragment with medallions, and rosettes set into linked stars

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  • Catalogue text

    A border band with a medallion with leaf terminals, and eight-petalled rosettes set into linked star shapes, as in Cat. no. 189 [EA1990.197]; a narrow band of white and a blue continuous zigzag. In general the resist defines the design, but there is some ambiguity, and some forms can be read as blue against a white background.

    Selvedge, visibly strengthened with a double warp.

    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. 194 on p. 54 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 54 fig. 194

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