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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, Indiana; given to the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1933.