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Panel of a Tent Lining

Object Name:
Tent panel
Date:
1700–1740
Geography:
India, Deccan, Burhanpur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 77 1/2 in. (196.9 cm) W. 51 in. (129.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.251
  • Description

    The kalamkari technique and decoration of this panel are associated with the city of Burhanpur in the northern Deccan, which became a center for the production of dyed textiles in the eighteenth century. The cloths made there differ greatly from kalamkaris produced elsewhere in the Deccan, such as the palampores made for the European market, and the sarongs and ceremonial hangings traded to Southeast Asia. This panel was found lining an eighteenth-century Ottoman tent in Bulgaria, and the design was probably made to suit that market.

  • Provenance

    [ Francesca Galloway, London, until 2005; sold to MMA]

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