Palampore

Counterpane

Indian
about 1700–50


Object Place: Gujurat, India (Western)

Dimensions

260 x 338 cm (102 3/8 x 133 1/16 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

57.168

Medium or Technique

Cotton embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bedspread. Large rectangular panel of cotton twill, chain-stitched with bright polychrome silks. Central area shows a brown tree growing out a green hillock; the branches bear a great variety of fantastic blossoms, leaves and fruits. Border shows a row of small flowering trees. Narow outer border shows a flowering vine. Made of three loom widths of cotton. Cotton had turned brown and has puckered from embroidery. A few small holes, some patched from back. (for European export)

Provenance

1957, gift of Mrs. Frank Clark, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frank Clark