Textile fragment with tendrils, leaves, and trefoils

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    Tendrils in brown outlines, with split leaves, emerge from trefoils and shape a medallion around red, heart-shaped leaves with serrated surrounds. The ground is white.

    The textile is loosely woven with a thin thread. The mordant has saturated both sides of the fabric.

    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. 689 on p. 203 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 203 fig. 689

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