Bed cover (palampore)

Indian
1750–1800


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Height x width: 117 x 85 in. (297.2 x 215.9 cm)

Accession Number

1973.101

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bed cover (palampore) of natural plain-weave cotton with design in central field of flowering Tree of Life growing from sacred rocky outcrop in shades of red, green, brown and black; wide border on four sides with delicate scrolling floral vine and floral sprays in each corner.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, February 14, 1973

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund