Textile fragment with flowers, leaves, and tendrils

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    A continuous field of tendrils, leaves, flowers, some of which are large, ornate and tear-drop shaped. The design is white on a red ground. In addition there is a narrow brown and white border along the selvedge.

    Selvedge. The reverse shows considerably less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used for the continuous pattern was 10 cm. x 8.5 cm. The dye analysis has shown that both red and brown were produced by using the colorant morindone, the source of which was a variety of morinda root.

    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. 820 on p. 241 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 241 fig. 820

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