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Fragment of border

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Fragment of border with natural plain-weave cotton ground and design of scrolling vine, bearing crimson flowers, blue leaves, and a small peacock embroidered in silk chain stitch with the stem and outlines worked with tarnished metal (flat silver wire, gilded).

Provenance

Gift from Miss Florence A. Chase to the MFA, July 7, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

Indian, probably 18th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 33.7 cm (2 15/16 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

33.674

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk and gold metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes