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Fragment of bed-cover (Resai)

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Wood-block printing on native cloth; the ground is of light terracotta, with a powder of spots in a darker shade of the same color; the ground of the border is black with a design of flowers and leaves of light terracotta. The design is probably older than the 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 (Punjabi), 19th century

Object Place

Delhi, Punjab, India

Dimensions

Overall: 28 x 38cm (11 x 14 15/16in.)

Accession Number

89.449

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles