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Coverlet

20th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Coverlet (kantha) of quilted white cotton embroidered mainly in blue, red and white cotton. Large central medallion of concentric circles patterned with scrolling stems and rosettes. Stylised figures of humans, birds and animals within borders of scrolling stems.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Quilted cotton embroidered in cotton, running stitch and back stitch
Brief Description
Coverlet (kantha) of quilted cotton embroidered in cotton, Bengal, 20th century
Physical Description
Coverlet (kantha) of quilted white cotton embroidered mainly in blue, red and white cotton. Large central medallion of concentric circles patterned with scrolling stems and rosettes. Stylised figures of humans, birds and animals within borders of scrolling stems.
Dimensions
  • Length: 193cm
  • Width: 127cm
Bibliographic Reference
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)p.21, cat. no. 115, ill. p. 116
Collection
Accession Number
IS.22-1983

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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