Textile fragment with hearts and tendrils

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    A continuous design of red tendrils with serrated outlines, surrounding red hearts defined by brown outlines. Red dots also fill the space between the tendrils; the background is white.

    Selvedge with a hem along it. This is sewn with z-twist flax; additional sewing, with the remains of a seam, is in s-twist flax, and a wedge-shaped intake uses z-twist silk. The reverse shows less 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. 844 on p. 148 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 248 fig. 844

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