Length of red satin with design of repeating tiny rosettes and stylized rounded floral motifs, the lower parts of which are woven with blue silk, the upper with worn gold and silver thread (kinkwab, "dream cloth").
Purchased through Dr. Coomaraswamy by the MFA, August 4, 1921
Marianne Brimmer Fund
Indian (Bangladeshi), 18th century
Benares, Amedabad (?), India
Overall: 98 x 38cm (38 9/16 x 14 15/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts