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Length of silk (kinkwab)

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Length of silk satin with black ground and design of rows of oval-shaped flowering cone-shaped plants (kalka) and triangular groups of flowers and leaves in silver- and gold-wrapped thread and pinkish-violet silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (kinkwab, or "dream fabric").

Provenance

Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, December 6, 1917

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Indian (Benares), 1850

Object Place

Benares, Bangladesh, India

Dimensions

Overall: 55 x 74cm (21 5/8 x 29 1/8in.)

Accession Number

17.3163

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles