Fragment of a bed-cover (Resai)

Indian (Punjabi)
19th century


Object Place: Lahore, Punjab, India

Dimensions

Overall: 44 x 58cm (17 5/16 x 22 13/16in.)

Accession Number

89.450

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Wood-block printing on native cloth. The ground of the mainfield is red, the design of ogees enclosing single rosette-like flowers is of black, white, and green. The grounds of the three floral borders are of pink; in the main border yellow is used in addition to the colors of the mainfield. 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)