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Bed Cover (Palampore)


Embroidered and painted Indian textiles were exported to Europe as early as the 17th century. The majority of these types of bedcovers have a single-tree pattern. The double-tree of life motif and the medallion center on this piece is less common than the single-tree motif.

Eliza M. and Sarah L. Niblack collection, Indianapolis; IMA (1933).

Object Information

nationality
Indian
creation date
1800-1850
materials
silk, metallic threads
dimensions
110 x 80 in.
accession number
33.748
credit line
The Eliza M. and Sarah L. Niblack Collection
colors