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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.

Provenance

Purchased from Dr. Coomaraswamy by the MFA, August 4, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indian, Mughal dynasty, 18th century

Object Place

Ahmadabad (?), India

Dimensions

Height x width: 22 1/16 x 18 5/16 in. (56 x 46.5 cm)

Accession Number

21.1760

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic plain weave with continuous patterning wefts and discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles