Bed cover (palampore)

Indian, used in America
mid 19th century

Object Place: India


Height x width: 97 x 81 1/2 in. (246.4 x 207 cm)

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Medium or Technique

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

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bed cover (palampore) with design of tree-of-life at center with black and mauve trunk and branches and red flowers, berries, and birds; wide border with floral swags, sprigs, bows, and bouchets in same colors; single row of tilted lobes or waves at outer border with abstract leaves or berries in irregular intervals at crests; faded yellow-gold vermicular ground evident in some parts of border; large piece cut out along lower left.


Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone, January 1, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone