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Coverlet

Coverlet

  • Place of origin:

    Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Quilted cotton embroidered in cotton, running stitch and back stitch

  • Museum number:

    IS.22-1983

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Bengal (made)

Date

20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Quilted cotton embroidered in cotton, running stitch and back stitch

Dimensions

Length: 193 cm, Width: 127 cm

Descriptive line

Coverlet (kantha) of quilted cotton embroidered in cotton, Bengal, 20th century

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

p.21, cat. no. 115, ill. p. 116
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)

Materials

Cotton

Categories

Textiles; Interiors; Embroidery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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