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Jaina manuscript cover of cotton with design of the Fourteen Dreams of Trisala embroidered in red, orange, blue, green and cream silk and outlined with couched black silk twisted cord, narrow border of openwork weave; 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), 15th or 16th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 30cm (4 15/16 x 11 13/16in.)

Accession Number

17.2301

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave and complex gauze-weave embroidered and couched with silk; mounted on cardboard

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles