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Fragment of a Kain

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Length of plain-weave cotton with design in the main field of gridwork composed of floral medallions; narrow floral borders on one side and wide and narrow borders on one end; lined with red plain-weavecotton. "Cover of Buddhistic Bible from Siam." Walter C. Hill.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, August 26, 1909

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Gujarati) for Thai market, 19th century


Overall: 47 x 149cm (18 1/2 x 58 11/16in.)

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Cotton plain-weave, drawn and painted with mordants, resist-dyed


Textiles and Fashion Arts