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Medium:
Medium: tussah silk embroidery on cotton foundation Technique: embroidered in chain stitches on plain weave foundation Label: cotton embroidered in tussah silk
Dimensions:
H x W: 142 x 195 cm (55 7/8 x 76 3/4 in.)
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Coverlet
Made in:
Bengal, India
Distributed in:
Portugal
Date:
17th century
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Rectangular linen coverlet embroidered in yellowish silk on an off-white ground. Eight cartouches showing a mixture of European and Indian figures of hunters on horseback and on foot, with exotic animals and vegetation. Devil-like figures with horns appear throughout. The bottom vignettes contain scenes from the biblical story in which Judith severs Holoferne's head to save her people. Figures fill all of the space inside and outside the scrolling framework of the cartouches.
Credit Line:
Gift of Marian Hague
Accession Number:
1947-50-1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4801c5e9a-5ab8-4437-ac52-1bc7bb52b8b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1947-50-1