Embroidery

Indian
17th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 13.5 cm (4 15/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.212

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: worn pinkish red, and bluish green velvet, sewed together, backed by piece of coarse light brown cotton. Design: on pinkish red ground, cow worked with tarnished gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk), horns hoofs and ears worked bluish green silk; on bluish green ground parts of two borders worked with tarnished gold thread. Very much worn and torn.

Provenance

Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, April 5, 1928

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy