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Bed cover or hanging of plain-weave cotton with kalamkari ("pen work") design in main field, in various shades of red and blue on a natural ground, of central floral medallion with procession of beasts, four cone-shaped motifs in each corner enclosing flowers and paired beasts, Tree of Life...

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Provenance

Lent by Mrs. Ferris Greenslet, January 13, 1928; Gift from Mrs. Ferris Greenslet to the MFA, February 12, 1942

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ferris Greenslet

Indian (possibly Andhra Pradesh), 17th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

Height x width: 102 x 74 in. (259.1 x 188 cm)

Accession Number

42.111

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, block printed mordant resist, dyed, painted (kalamkari)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles