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Panel of embroidered cotton (phulkari)

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Panel of blue plain-weave cotton with design of staggered rows of floral motifs embroidered in yellow with small interspersed mirror discs encircled by red cotton yarns; four edges trimmed with red and white brocade with short fringe. Possibly fragment of skirt cloth.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, September 8, 1948

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Indian (Punjabi, Bishnui), early 20th century

Object Place

Punjab, India

Dimensions

Overall: 76 x 84cm (29 15/16 x 33 1/16in.)

Accession Number

48.992

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk and cotton, applied mirror discs

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles