Textile fragment with rosettes and possibly columns

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  • Catalogue text

    A row of alternating stylized ?columns and rosettes, each supported by a stem, and set onto a base of dots, as in Cat. no. 536 [EA1990.543]. The pattern is white on a dark red ground, with a few of the rosette centres and column capitals filled with blue. The pattern is also similar to Cat. no. 161 [EA1990.169], which is dyed with indigo.

    Selvedge at right angles to the design. It is impossible to distinguish between surface and reverse, as the design is equally well defined on either. It also is not possible to discern how the blue was applied; the complete lack of cracking lines on the reverse suggest a surface application rather than immersion.

    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. 913 on p. 271 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 271 fig. 913

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