Embroidered cover

Southeast Asian (?) or Indian
late 19th century or early 20th century

Object Place: Sindh, Pakistan


Overall: 89 x 97cm (35 1/16 x 38 3/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave ground embroidered with silk, mica couched on ground with silk

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark greenish blue cotton: through the middle is a border of squares, conventional flowers and pointed ornaments, worked with bright pink, bright yellow, bright green and white silk. In the middle of the squares and the flowers are bits of mirror. On each side of the border is a powder of diamond-like forms of white, pink, yellow and green. Synthetic dyes used for silk embroidery flowers.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 6, 1902

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection