Piece of brocade

Indian (Benares)


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. (21 x 17.5 cm)

Accession Number

29.1032

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: gold, weft gold thread (gilded silver wound on orange silk) and red silk; warp, red silk. Design: all-over pattern rosettes (bútis) framed by ogival lattice (jál), woven from selvedge to selvedge with silver and gold thread, with red and black silk.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, September 5, 1929

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund