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Jaina manuscript cover with design, embroidered in silk, of repeating diamond lozenge pattern in reddish-pink, blue-green, green, pale yellow and gold outlined in black on a light brown loosely woven ground; mounted on cardboard; inscription on back.

Inscription

Inscription on back is dated "Samvat 1922" (A.D. 1865)

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

India

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 28.4cm (5 1/2 x 11 3/16in.)

Accession Number

17.2304

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk; mounted on cardboard

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles