Fragment of a bed-cover (Palampore)

Indian
19th century


Object Place: Madras (a.k.a. Chennai), India

Dimensions

Overall: 45.5 x 56cm (17 15/16 x 22 1/16in.)

Accession Number

89.473

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Wood-block printing on English cloth; the ground is white, with designs of conventional palm leaves, vines and geometrical patterns in red, blue, and yellow; thin fringe on one end. A corner piece. The design is probably older than the workmanship.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Laura Norcross (Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs) to the MFA, October 21, 1889

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Norcross (Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs)