Cotton Textile Fragment, block print w/resist & mordant dye, Balotra(?), Rajasthan (Bagru or Sanganer?),
late 18th/early 19th century, 10" x 7" (exclusive of the mount, textile only)
The dye saturation an design both suggest the early date for this small fragment of cloth that was once fashioned into a manuscript cover. The vertical bands of red exhibiting two distinct shade is an aesthetic one might associate with earlier textile art from India.
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