Embroidered cover

Indian, Gujarat, for the European market
late 17th century

Object Place: Gujarat, India


Overall: 219 x 187cm (86 1/4 x 73 5/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with silk

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular bed cover of blue plain-weave silk ground and overall design in main field of dense gridwork of geometric floral medallions and scrolling vines surrounded by deep border of similar intertwining floral and vine motifs embroidered in chain stitch in pink, red, cream and ligth blue silk; narrow guard band along outer edge and separating main field and border of repeating floral motif embroidered in pink, red, cream and green silk; lined with light blue glazed chintz with design of birds and flowers.


William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; Gift from William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA, May 5, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection