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Fragment of a bed-cover (Resai)

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Wood-block printing on native cloth; the ground is red, with palm-leaves, flowers and geometric patterns in black, yellow and white. The design is 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: 33.8 x 47.8cm (13 5/16 x 18 13/16in.)

Accession Number

89.447

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles