Fragment of a tent hanging

Indian (perhaps Jaipur)
Mughal
about 1630–40


Object Place: Jaipur, India

Dimensions

Overall: 182.2 x 84.5cm (71 3/4 x 33 1/4in.) Top and bottom borders approximately 5" wide Side border approx 2.75" wide

Accession Number

66.861

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk and couched gold-wrapped threads.

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A vertical fragment, consisting primarily of repeated sprigs of pink and green flowers, perhaps roses. Similar flowers appear singley, interspersed with the sprigs and in repeated patterns along the top and bottom borders and in a narrow border on the left side. An inverted V at the top defines a unit of wall space, similar to an architectural niche, that was most likely repeated throughout the larger hanging or series of hangings that defined the walls of a large tent.

Textile shows remnants of tabs on back, likely used for hanging.

Provenance

1966, Nasli Heeramaneck (b. 1902 - d. 1971) and Alice Heeramaneck (b. 1910 - d. 1993), New York. 1966, John Goelet, Amblainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet