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Fragment of a bed-cover (Tosak)

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Wood-block printing on native cloth; the ground of the main field is a light brown with a design of ogees enclosing flowers, of écru and green. The borders have écru grounds and floral and geometric designs in light brown, yellow, and green. 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 (Punjabi), 19th century

Object Place

Delhi, Punjab, India


Overall: 42.5 x 71.8cm (16 3/4 x 28 1/4in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts