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Fragment of bed-cover (Palampore)

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Wood-block printing on English cloth; ground is white, with design of palm-leaf shapes, flowers, and foliage in red, yellow and black. Design older than workmanship.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Laura Norcross (Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs) to the MFA, October 21, 1889

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Norcross (Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs)

Indian, 19th century

Object Place

Madras (a.k.a. Chennai), India

Dimensions

Overall: 40.3 x 68.5cm (15 7/8 x 26 15/16in.)

Accession Number

89.476

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles