Bed cover (palampore)

Indian
17th or 18th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 222 x 143cm (87 3/8 x 56 5/16in.)

Accession Number

27.559

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bed cover (palampore) of plain-weave cotton with cream white ground and design in main field of flower-filled central roundel with single deer flanked by Tree of Life growing out of sacred rocky outcrop on top and bottom and floral palmette motif in each corner; border on four sides of scrolling floral vine pattern. Colors: red, blue, green, and natural ecru; lined with printed plain-weave cotton.

Provenance

1927, sold by Elinor Merrell, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1927)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund