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Jaina manscript cover with design of repeating diamond lozenge pattern embroidered in red, blue, tan and white silk (traces of black silk outlining diamonds) on a natural plain-weave cotton gauze ground; mounted on cardboard.

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 or 17th century

Object Place

Jaina, India

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 29.5cm (5 1/8 x 11 5/8in.)

Accession Number

17.2305

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave gauze embroidered in silk; mounted on cardboard

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles