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Rectangular cover of phulkari embroidery ("flowering work") of cream plain-weave cotton ground with stylized all over deisgn of floral sprays worked with crimson, two shades of green, and a little yellow silk in darning stitch, at each end a border with diagonal flowering sprays and two narrow...

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Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Strafford Wentworth to the MFA, November 10, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Strafford Wentworth

Indian (Punjabi), 19th century

Object Place

Punjab, India

Dimensions

Other: 47.5 x 247 cm (18 11/16 x 97 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1706

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk (phulkari)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes