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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
19th century
plain weave cotton, madder dye and metallic thread
Museum Purchase
1930.31
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
19th century
cotton embroidery with inset mirrors
Museum Purchase
1930.33
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
1870 - 1920
resist dyeing textile
Museum Purchase
1930.32
Indian
Bed Covering
1767 - 1799
tan and gold embroidery with red and gold braid | wool
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.225
Indian
Lord Vishnu in the Center of His Ten Incarnations
20th century
batik | cotton cloth
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1983/1.395
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
1900 - 1949
white, green, magenta, and indigo silk floss embroidery | madder-dyed cotton
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/2.57
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Large Diamond Patterns
1867 - 1966
homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
2005/2.4
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Diagonal Checkerboard Design
1900 - 1949
silk floss embroidery in white and orange, with magenta, purple, and pale green
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
2005/2.5
Indian
Satranga phulkari shawl with stylized wheat pattern
1900 - 1949
silk floss embroidery | crimson khaddar
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
2005/2.6
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Small Floral Blossoms Against an Embellished Diaper Pattern
1900 - 1949
homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
2005/2.7
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Overall Net Pattern
1900 - 1949
homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
2005/2.8
Indian
Phulkari Shawl with Large Zigzag Patterns
1900 - 1949
homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery
Anonymous gift in honor of Karuna and Brijen Goswamy
2005/2.9

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

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