Indian fragment with a solid red block between bands of gold circular (continuous patterning wefts) and gold, green, purple and blue organic motifs and one row of gold lotus blossoms (discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts). One side also has a row of gold buti.
Purchased from Dr. Coomaraswamy by the MFA, August 4, 1921
Marianne Brimmer Fund
Indian, Mughal dynasty, 18th century
Ahmadabad (?), India
Height x width: 22 1/16 x 18 5/16 in. (56 x 46.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk and metallic plain weave with continuous patterning wefts and discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts