Floral Decorated Textile

India (Coromandel Coast)

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A fragment of large kalamkari cotton, a frayed red border frames this textile on two sides. The design has two major registers by a horizontal floral band. The top section contains a row of alternating tall and short flowering plants set against a natural undyed background. Though similar in format each plant is a unique composition. The lower register contains a flower and vine pattern that repeats twice; this section was executed using red, blue, green, and ocher dyes. Finely drawn resist-dyed floral meanders infill the section divider.

Floral Decorated Textile, Cotton, mordant and resist dyed, India (Coromandel Coast)

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