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

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Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian (Jaina), 16th century

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

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Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts