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Piece of printed cotton

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Heavy dark blue cotton on which are printed with silver sprays of leaves. Across the lower edge is a border of scrolls bearing open flowers flanked with narrow guard bands of blue and silver blocks. This cloth was the cover of a Korean painting, it looks like Indian cotton.

Provenance

Gift from Edward Waldo Forbes to the MFA, December 7, 1916

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes

Indian, 19th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

Overall: 51 x 59cm (20 1/16 x 23 1/4in.)

Accession Number

16.381

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles