Textile fragment with linked medallions and stars

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    Large linked medallions are filled with elaborate star shapes of two types. One has a star or rosette at the centre and increasingly large stars surrounding it, separated by borders of flower-heads; it is red and brown on a white ground. The other is made up from a delicate continuous tendril, which traces the outline of the star. Four flowers emerge from this, of which only three survive, and there is a small rosette at the centre. The medallion frames are white with brown dots.

    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. 738 on p. 217 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 217 fig. 738

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