Textile fragment with stylized trees and arches

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    A band of stylized trees alternating with arches. The trees have red trunks and a white trefoil emerging on either side at the top; the arches have a red niche at the centre and the arch defined by a white pearl border that is four rows deep. The background is dark blue.

    Selvedge at right angle to the band. Remains of stitching appear in a red part of the fragment parallel to the band. The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 936 on p. 278 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 278 fig. 936

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