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Fragment, probably a valance

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Fragment of white plain-weave cotton design of tree with undulating branches bearing large and small flowers and foliage, a bird on one branch, a butterfly underneath in several shades of pinkish-red, blue and violet, created by painting and dyeing with mordants and resist.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, December 4, 1930

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Indian, 18th century

Object Place

Indian

Dimensions

39 x 115 cm (15 3/8 x 45 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.778

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles