Part of embroidered bedspread

Indian
17th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 81.9 x 347 cm (32 1/4 x 136 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.28

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with silk chain-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Part of an embroidered bedspread of thin white cotton cloth ground with design in chain stitch with polychrome silks, dark bluish-green and deep rose-red predominating; most of ground filled with large-scale design of slender scrolling branches bearing flowers, birds and curling leaves; decorative birds in interspaces; deep border design, fragmentary, of rocky landscape with animals; marked for quilting in lozenge design but with quilting stitches no longer present.

Provenance

Ashburnham Palace Collection; Gift from the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England) to the MFA, January 14, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of the Victoria and Albert Museum