Textile fragment with interlocking floral shapes

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  • Catalogue text

    Interlocking, rotating floral design; the focus of the pattern can be shifted, as can the definition of form through colour, i.e. the design can be read as either red on a white background, or as white on red; the fragment is similar to Cat. no. 288 [EA1990.297].

    A coarsely sewn seam down the middle. The pattern is slightly blurred on the reverse. Possibly 13th century, see Cat. no. 296.

    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. 291 on p. 87 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 34, vol. ii p. 87 fig. 291

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