Textile fragment with interlocking quatrefoils

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band of interlocking quatrefoils or, if the pattern is read differently, of circles with a rosette at the centre of each. The design is a very small version of a pattern that plays with visual ambiguity, such as appears in Cat. no. 1092 [EA1990.1099]. It can be seen as white against a red ground, or as red against a white ground.

    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. 491 on p. 146 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 146 fig. 491

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