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Fragment of a bed-cover (Palampore)

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Wood-block printing on English cloth; the ground is white, with designs of conventional palm leaves, vines and geometrical patterns in red, blue, and yellow; thin fringe on one end. A corner piece. The design is probably older than the workmanship.


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


Overall: 45.5 x 56cm (17 15/16 x 22 1/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts