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Coverlet

Coverlet

  • Place of origin:

    Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, quilted and embroidered

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Karun Thakar, in memory of Mark Shivas

  • Museum number:

    IS.4-2011

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, room 41, case 6A

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Physical description

A rectangular coverlet of layers of white cotton, embroidered all over with red, blue and pink designs of leaf and floral shapes.

Place of Origin

Bengal (made)

Date

early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, quilted and embroidered

Dimensions

Length: 98 cm, Width: 79 cm

Descriptive line

Coverlet, white cotton quilted and embroidered with a stylised leaf and floral design in white, red and blue cotton thread, Bengal, early 20th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Illustrated in Rosemary Crill 'A Thread of History' in Hali, issue 167, April 2011, pp.112-4, fig.6.

Labels and date

COVERLET
Cotton, embroidered and Quilted (kantha)
Bangladesh
1920-50
IS.4-2011

Given by Karun Thakar, in memory of Mark Shivas
Three birds are almost hidden amongst the leaves and floral motifs of this finely worked kantha. The restricted colour palette and undulating leaf meanders give the whole piece a strikingly contemporary feel. [27/9/2013]

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Embroidered; Quilted

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection code

SSEA

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