Fragment of a bed-cover (Resai)

Indian (Punjabi)
19th century

Object Place: Sahore, Punjab, India


Overall: 48.8 x 67.3cm (19 3/16 x 26 1/2in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wood-block printing on native cloth. The ground of the main field is red; the design of open flowers separated by an ogival frame-work is light neutral brown, green, and black. On two sides are four borders, one has a design of circular links, the other three floral scrolls. Yellow is used in the main border in addition to the colors of the main field. The design is probably older than the workmanship.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Norcross (Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs)