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Jaina manuscript cover of loosely woven white cotton covered originally with a design of groups of two and three diamonds worked with tapestry stitch and bright red, salmon pink, light green, two shades of yellow, dark blue and black silk. Much of the black and white silks have worn off leaving...

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Provenance

Originally purchased from the library of Puj Kripa Rishi, Patti, Panjab, in 1913. Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection; Gift to the MFA, April 5, 1917

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian (Jaina), 16th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

17.2310

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles