Embroidered coverlet

Indian (Deccan for the European market)
late 17th/18th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 287 x 249 cm (113 x 98 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.53

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Coverlet of light blue silk ground embroidered with silk in red, green, yellow, white, blue, touches of gold-metallic thread with design of central medallion with peacock surrounded by two concentric bands of confronted birds with flowers in background; medallion repeated in quadrants in four corners of field; vertical undulating stems bearing flowers fill field; inner border with animals and flowers; outer border of large flowers; gold-metallic and blue silk fringe and two corner tassels; lined with yellow silk.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund