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
Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Indian (Benares), 1850
Benares, Bangladesh, India
Overall: 55 x 74cm (21 5/8 x 29 1/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground with silk silver- and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts