Cover or hanging

Indian (Gujarati)
19th century

Object Place: Masulipatam, Gujarat, India


106.5 x 111 cm (41 15/16 x 43 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, block printed mordant resist, dyed, painted

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Square cover or hanging of plain-weave cotton with kalamkari (pen work) design in central field of loose arrangement of various semi-naturalistic blossoms on curling leafy stems; surrounded on four sides by inner border of repeating boteh motif, composed of a tree with leaves and blossom on a background of dense leafy vine; outer border of four similar semi-naturalisitic blossoms repeating on an undulating leafy stalk with four blossom floral spray in a vase in each corner; colors are predominantly red, blue and green on a natural cotton ground.


The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection