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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").


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


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts