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Bedcover or hanging (palampore)

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Bed cover or hanging of natural cotton plain-weave with design in main field of Tree of Life growing from rocky outcrops, with animal motifs inside each rock, surrounded by plant, floral and bird motifs; potted flowers in each of the four corners; wide border on four sides with repeating floral...

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Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2

Indian for the European market, late 17th century

Object Place

Indian (possibly for export to Portugal)


335 x 264 cm (131 7/8 x 103 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, natural dyes, embroidered with silk and metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts