Textile fragment with squares and flowers

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    Large squares contain red, stepped diamonds on a blue ground. These alternate with large, red flowers with blue outlines and filled with white tendrils. The background is red.

    The weave is loose and the thread fine, therefore surface and reverse are almost equally saturated with dye. It is unclear how the indigo was applied.

    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. 947 on p. 281 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 281 fig. 947

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