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Fragment of a bed cover (Palampore)

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Wood-block printing on English cloth; ground is white with all-over design of ogees with flowers in black, blue, red and yellow; made for the Persian market. 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: 39.5 x 59.3cm (15 9/16 x 23 3/8in.)

Accession Number

89.472

Medium or Technique

Cotton; woodblock printing on English cloth

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles