Belt

Indian (Gujarat)
18th century


Object Place: Bengal, India

Dimensions

363 x 5 cm (142 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1738

Medium or Technique

Linen plain-weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Belt constructed of two narrow strips of white linen stitched together and embroidered in chain stitch with design, on both sides, of scrolling vine with flowers in red and green silk; fringe of gold-wrapped thread stitched onto each crosswise end.

Provenance

1921, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: August 4, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund