Bed cover (palampore)

Indian (for European export)
late 18th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

142 x 190 cm (55 7/8 x 74 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.221

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, natural dyes, painted or printed with mordants, dyed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Indian bed cover (palampore), made for the European market, made of 1 1/2 loom widths of natural cotton, stitched together, with design in central field of Tree of Life growing out of a sacred rocky outcrop surrounded by plant and floral motifs; wide border with garlands of leaves and flowers caught up in bows; pattern in violet and red.

Provenance

Transferred from the Decorative Arts Department to the Asian Department; Installation reserve, March 12, 1959

Credit Line

Transferred from Decorative Arts Department installation reserve