Fragment of a dress skirt (Cheet)

Indian
19th century


Object Place: Ajmere, Rajputana, India

Dimensions

Overall: 28.1 x 48cm (11 1/16 x 18 7/8in.)

Accession Number

89.421

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Wood-block printing on native cloth; the ground is red with a powder of plants, with circles for eaves, in pale neutral yellow. 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)