Length of silk (kinkwab)

Indian (Bangladeshi)
18th century


Object Place: Benares, Amedabad (?), India

Dimensions

Overall: 98 x 38cm (38 9/16 x 14 15/16in.)

Accession Number

21.1743

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of red satin with design of repeating tiny rosettes and stylized rounded floral motifs, the lower parts of which are woven with blue silk, the upper with worn gold and silver thread (kinkwab, “dream cloth”).

Provenance

1921, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: August 4, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund