Embroidered coverlet

Indian (Deccan for the European market)
late 17th/18th century

Object Place: India


Overall: 287 x 249 cm (113 x 98 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Coverlet of light blue silk ground embroidered with silk in red, green, yellow, white, blue, touches of gold-metallic thread with design of central medallion with peacock surrounded by two concentric bands of confronted birds with flowers in background; medallion repeated in quadrants in four corners of field; vertical undulating stems bearing flowers fill field; inner border with animals and flowers; outer border of large flowers; gold-metallic and blue silk fringe and two corner tassels; lined with yellow silk.


Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund