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Red ground and bunches of purple and gold flowers with blue leaves at center, wide purple and black geometeric border with thinner black and white inner and outer borders; hemmed top and bottom edges, selvedges at sides

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

probably Indian, used in America, first quarter of the 19th century

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

probably Indian

Dimensions

Overall: 63.8 x 73 cm (25 1/8 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

45.608

Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes