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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

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Room 5 | Textiles gallery

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Textile fragment with stems, leaves, and blossoms

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    • currently in research collection

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  • Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

    Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

    Ornate floral design, of a curving stem with leaves, tendrils, and blossoms emerging. Two of the leaves are filled with small dots. In addition there are three narrow bands: a central one, of six- and eight-petalled rosettes in a single row, is flanked by two identical rows of dots and small arches, as in Cat. no. 74 [EA1990.82]. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    The pattern is repeated after 12 cm.; a slight irregularity in the border design coincides with this measurement. However, border and main design were resist-printed separately, as the block borders do not coincide. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used was indigotin, as was to be expected. In the Indian context, the source would have come from a variety of the indigo plant.
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