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Fragment

Date:
probably 15th–16th century
Geography:
Attributed to India, probably Ahmadabad, Gujarat
Medium:
Cotton; block-printed and resist dyed
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 8 1/8 in (20.7 cm) W. 5 in. (12.7 cm) Mount H. 11 1/8 in 28.3 cm) W. 14 1/4 in (36.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Gift of Nelly, Violet and Elie Abemayor, in memory of Michel Abemayor, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.546.51a
Not on view
This textile, produced in the fifteenth or sixteenth century under the Gujarat Sultanate, was made with the traditional dyeing technique of kalamkari. A wax resist was applied to this white cotton cloth, which was then dipped into a bath of indigo dye. A lotus-like flower and a sixteen-sided rosette form the design, which resembles that of a jali screen.
Michel E. Abemayor, New York (until d. 1975); Nelly, Violet, and Elie Abemayor, Great Neck, NY (1975–78; gifted to MMA)
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