Textile fragment with spikes and diamond-shapes

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    A band of diamond shapes, with a line of zigzag on either side, and a second band with spikes, possibly representing stylized plants. Both bands are set at right angles to the selvedge. The pattern is red against a light ground, but adjoining a solidly red area.

    Selvedge. The fragment is badly faded, and it is hardly possibly to determine surface and reverse. The design appears to be equally clear on either side.

    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. 343 on p. 102 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 102 fig. 343

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