Textile fragment with linked medallions and rosettes

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    Linked, red medallions with a white rosette at the centre and small tendrils and rosettes separated by lines of white dots. Blue medallions fit into the space between; these are filled with red and white tendrils and rosettes. This design is difficult to read, as the blue is crudely applied.

    The reverse shows less red dye saturation than the surface, but far more blue. The blue areas are irregular, and the reserve was probably applied by hand. The block used for the mordant application had a size of 9 cm. x 9 cm.

    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. 963 on p. 286 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 286 fig. 963

Nabholz-Kartaschoff, Marie-Louise, Golden Sprays and Scarlet Flowers: Traditional Indian Textiles From the Museum of Ethnography, Basel, Switzerland (Kyoto: Shikosha Publishing, 1986), no. 87 on p. 206 & no. 87 on pp. 261-262, pp. 82 & 204, illus. p. 86 pl. 87

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