cover or "coverlet"

Indian (Chamba)

Object Place: Pujab region, Northern India, India


Overall: 69 x 67cm (27 3/16 x 26 3/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Beige plain-weave cotton cover (rumal) with design embroidered in polychrome silk yarns of central floral medallion around which, symmetrically placed, are two elephants being attacked by a pair of mounted warriors and surrounded by simple slender stemmed flowers and leaves; the four-sided border has similar simple blossoms alternating with a four-leaf motif and vignettes on each side of a pair of demons riding camels, men hunting tiger, men hunting boar and battling warriors; at each border intersection is a winged figure each wearing a garment with broad vertical or horizontal stripes.


Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection