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Bed cover (palampore)

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Indian bed cover (palampore), made for the European market, made of 1 1/2 loom widths of natural cotton, stitched together, with design in central field of Tree of Life growing out of a sacred rocky outcrop surrounded by plant and floral motifs; wide border with garlands of leaves and flowers...

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Provenance

Transferred from the Decorative Arts Department to the Asian Department; Installation reserve, March 12, 1959

Credit Line

Transferred from Decorative Arts Department installation reserve

Indian (for European export), late 18th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

142 x 190 cm (55 7/8 x 74 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.221

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, natural dyes, painted or printed with mordants, dyed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles