Textile fragment with S-shapes, rosettes, and flowers

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  • Catalogue text

    S-shapes, some reversed, eight-petalled rosettes, and four-petalled flowers, arranged as in Cat. no. 3 [EA1990.11]. In addition, three bands of running vines make a border, a fragment of a fourth band is at right angles to the border. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    The border is hemmed, using a running stitch. Overlap of the design identifies the width of the block as 6.5 cm., a reversal of s the length possibly as 12 cm.

    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. 17 on p. 5 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 5 fig. 17

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