Fragment of a curtain

Indian (Kodalaikurpur)
18th century


Object Place: Kodalaikurpur, India

Dimensions

Overall: 166 x 90 cm (65 3/8 x 35 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1156

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with discontinuous gilt-metal wrapped thread warps and supplementary wefts; hand-painted and resist-dyed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of curtain in unbleached cotton with design of stylized geometric motifs in the main field and borders in red and black hand-painted and resist-dye and woven with gold-metallic threads; mounted on heavy cotton.

Provenance

1921, purchased in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: May 5, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund