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Kantha

Kantha

  • Place of origin:

    Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, quilted and embroidered

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Karun Thakar, in memory of Mark Shivas

  • Museum number:

    IS.5-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Large white cotton bed-cover with quilted ground and embroidered design of triangles in red and black cotton.

Place of Origin

Bengal (made)

Date

1900-1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, quilted and embroidered

Dimensions

Width: 119 cm, Length: 154 cm

Descriptive line

Kantha, layered and quilted cotton with embroidered design of triangles on white ground, Bengal, 1900-1950.

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.3.

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Quilted; Embroidered

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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