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A small fragment of a larger cloth, of unknown function. The base is a plain-weave cotton, now a faded red, and the woven brocade design is of densely-packed, alternating rows of 'boteh' (paisley) patterns.
Indian
Textile fragment with paisley design
plain weave cotton, madder dye and metallic thread
7 in x 6 3/4 in (17.78 cm x 17.15 cm)
Museum Purchase
This small rectangle of fabric is a fragment, possibly the border edge, of a larger cloth of unknown function. The support is a plain-weave cotton dyed an intense red, overlaid with embroidery in many colors and with tiny, inset mirrors.
Indian
Textile
cotton embroidery with inset mirrors
12 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in (31.75 cm x 16.51 cm)
Museum Purchase
This square of fabric illustrates the tie-dye technique, with dots of fabric gathered into a tight bunch and dyed contrasting colors. The bunching threads are still in place.
Indian
Textile
resist dyeing textile
9 15/16 in x 14 in (25.24 cm x 35.56 cm)
Museum Purchase
Indian
Bed Covering
tan and gold embroidery with red and gold braid on wool
78 in x 74 in (198.1 cm x 188 cm);19 5/16 in x 20 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in (49 cm x 52 cm x 8 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Indian
Lord Vishnu in the Center of His Ten Incarnations
batik on cotton cloth
88 5/8 in x 111 in (225.1 cm x 281.9 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This is a red cloth covered with geometric patterns and abstract forms in the shape of peacocks. The designs and peacocks are multicolored and depicted in a repetitive format with the birds arranged in five columns and nine rows.
Indian
Phulkari (woman's head covering) with peacock designs
white, green, magenta, and indigo silk floss embroidery on madder-dyed cotton
82 1/4 in x 51 in (209 cm x 129.5 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Large Diamond Patterns
homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery
86 9/16 in x 50 1/8 in (219.8 cm x 127.3 cm)
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Diagonal Checkerboard Design
silk floss embroidery in white and orange, with magenta, purple, and pale green
99 7/16 in x 53 3/4 in (252.5 cm x 136.6 cm)
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
Indian
Satranga phulkari shawl with stylized wheat pattern
silk floss embroidery on three panels of crimson khaddar
96 7/16 in x 50 3/16 in (245 cm x 127.5 cm)
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Small Floral Blossoms Against an Embellished Diaper Pattern
homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery
77 7/16 in x 49 13/16 in (196.7 cm x 126.5 cm)
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Overall Net Pattern
homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery
89 15/16 in x 50 11/16 in (228.5 cm x 128.7 cm)
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Large Zigzag Patterns
homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery
88 3/8 in x 50 11/16 in (224.5 cm x 128.7 cm)
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy

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Asia — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:31 pm)
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