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Child's Coat

Object Name:
late 19th century
India, Punjab or Kashmir, Amritsar
Wool; double interlocking twill tapestry weave
Coat: H. 28 5/8 in (72.7 cm) W. 21 5/16 in. (54.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Alice and Nasli Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Alice Heeramaneck, 1983
Accession Number:
Not on view
This child's coat is tailored in late nineteenth-century style, but the fabric was probably woven earlier, in the late eighteenth century. This kind of textile is unique to Kashmir, where for decades families in the trade had spun, dyed, designed, and woven textiles for the emperors. A number of inscribed textiles of similar patterning and construction are known to have been made in Amritsar, and so this fabric is also assumed to have come from there.
Alice N. Heeramaneck, New York (until 1983; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "INDIA !," September 14, 1985.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Making the Invisible Visible," April 2, 2013–August 4, 2013.

Welch, Stuart Cary. "Art and Culture 1300–1900." In India!. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1985. no. 295, pp. 444-445, ill. p. 444 (b/w).

Ekhtiar, Maryam, Sheila R. Canby, Navina Haidar, and Priscilla P. Soucek, ed. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1st ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. no. 284, pp. 8, 399-400, ill. p. 399 (color).

Institut du Monde Arabe. "De l'Alhambra au Taj Mahal." In Jardins d'Orient. Paris: Editions Snoeck, 2016. no. 116, p. 206.

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