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Light blue silk ground. In the center is a large circle of interlacing bands and conventional floral ornament, birds and animals. In each corner of the main field is a section of a similar circle. The rest of the main field is covered with animals and conventional foliage. In the border are...

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Gardner Brewer (b. 1806 - d. 1874), Boston; by descent to his daughter, Caroline Abigail Brewer (Mrs. Arthur) Croft (d. 1898), Boston; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1901)

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Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

Indian for the European market, 17th century


Overall: 252 x 215cm (99 3/16 x 84 5/8in.)

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Silk plain weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts