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Date2nd half of the 14th century - 1st half of the 15th century
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Large squares, each containing a small square with a rosette at the centre, similar to Cat. no. 718 [EA1990.725]. As in that previous example, the small square is surrounded by diamond shapes. Additional small squares are set between the large squares, each filled with a diamond, and a rosette with spiralling petals is at the corner. The pattern is defined by brown on white, and the general background is red.
The brown dye has not always penetrated to the reverse, while there is additional dye penetration for the red. As in Cat. no. 718 [EA1990.725], it is possible that the squares and diamonds are influenced by ikat textiles.
In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 721 on p. 212 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 212 fig. 721