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Cloth

Printed by the reserve process, the warp and weft threads were tied and dyed before weaving. Called ikat weaving. Red silk ground with a lattice design enclosing white elephants, red birds, and conventional plants. The other colors used are green and yellow. Torn.

Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Coomaraswamy. Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indian (Gujarat),

Accession Number

21.1160

Medium or Technique

Silk; ikat technique (called Patola silk)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles