Gift cover (rumal)

Indian (Chamba, Punjab)
early 19th century


Object Place: Punjab, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 39 x 24 3/4 in. (99.1 x 62.9 cm)

Accession Number

43.394

Medium or Technique

Cotton embroidered with silk and metallic thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cotton plain weave fabric embroidered with silk yarns and flat wire. Rama and Sita entroned, attended by Hanuman the monkey god and other gods paying homage. Outer border is episodes from life of KRSNA (Krishna).

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943; The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection