Manuscript cover

Indian (Jaina)
16th or 17th century

Object Place: India


Overall: 23.1 x 30cm (9 1/8 x 11 13/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk; mounted on cardboard

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Jaina manuscript cover with design of repeating chevron pattern embroidered in red, dark blue, sage green, blue-green, yellow, beige, tan and white silk on a beige cotton gauze ground, on each short end is a band of beige plain-weave silk; mounted on cardboard; calligraphic inscription in ink on back.


Inscription on back


1913, purchased from the library of Puj Kripa Rishi, a Jaina priest, Patti, Panjab by Ananda Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection