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Coverlet

Coverlet

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    18th century

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered cotton in silks

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Gertrude Jekyll

  • Museum number:

    T.182-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part of a coverlet of embroidered cotton in coloured silks in chain stitch. The coverlet is made up of pieces cut out and reapplied. The remaining portion of the original coverlet shows part of an oval compartment, outlined by intertwined leaves, serrated on their inner sides, within which is a symmetrical arrangement of delicate wavy stems bearing tulips, carnations and other flowers.

The ground on which this pattern is worked is left plain, with the exception of a pair of tulips joined to chrysanthemums, one tulip on the left and the other on the right of the oval compartment. There is an upper narrow border of a continuous wavy floral stem, with a blue silk braid edging - above and below.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

18th century

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered cotton in silks

Dimensions

Length: 63 in, Width: 17.75 in

Descriptive line

Part of a coverlet of embroidered cotton in silks, made in India, 18th century

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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