Embroidered cover

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


Object Place: Sindh, Pakistan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

02.461

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection