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Length of silk (kinkwab)

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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").

Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Coomaraswamy by the MFA, August 4, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indian (Bangladeshi), 18th century

Object Place

Benares, Amedabad (?), India

Dimensions

Overall: 98 x 38cm (38 9/16 x 14 15/16in.)

Accession Number

21.1743

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles