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Jaina manuscript cover with design of repeating chevron pattern embroidered in red, dark blue, sage green, blue-green, yellow, beige, tan and white silk on a beige cotton gauze ground, on each short end is a band of beige plain-weave silk; mounted on cardboard; calligraphic inscription in ink on...

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Inscription

Inscription on back

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: 23.1 x 30cm (9 1/8 x 11 13/16in.)

Accession Number

17.2303

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk; mounted on cardboard

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles