Textile fragment with birds and tendrils

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    A continuous design field covered with tendrils defined by red outlines on a light blue ground. Small red and white birds sit in their branches.

    The fabric is very finely woven, and in general the mordant has saturated the reverse as much as the surface. However, in some details the reverse shows slightly less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used was 16 cm. x 9 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. 1141 on p. 345 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 345 fig. 1141

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