Length of silk (kinkwab)

Indian (Benares)
1850


Object Place: Benares, Bangladesh, India

Dimensions

Overall: 55 x 74cm (21 5/8 x 29 1/8in.)

Accession Number

17.3163

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk silver- and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of silk satin with black ground and design of rows of oval-shaped flowering cone-shaped plants (kalka) and triangular groups of flowers and leaves in silver- and gold-wrapped thread and pinkish-violet silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (kinkwab, or “dream fabric”).

Provenance

Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, December 6, 1917

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy