Kalamkari Panel with Niche, Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed

Kalamkari Panel with Niche

Object Name:
Panel
Date:
late 17th–early 18th century
Geography:
Attributed to India, Deccan, Burhanpur
Medium:
Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 55 in. (139.7 cm)
W. 32 1/8in. (81.6cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, 1927
Accession Number:
27.215.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463
Burhanpur in the northern Deccan emerged in the eighteenth century as a center for the production of dyed textiles. Several panels with the same design as this one are preserved; they were probably originally attached and used as a tent lining or as a floorspread in a place of prayer.
Nizam of Hyderabad Treasury, India ; [ Art market; sold to Mrs. Pratt]; Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, Glen Cove, NY (until 1927; gifted to MMA)