Purchase, Anonymous Gift and Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Bequest of Samuel Eilenberg, by exchange, 2011
Not on view
Waist cloth decorated with a triple-register end borders in red, black and yellow with flame-like projections (tumpals), and eight-pointed stars. The dominant centerfield consists of a tightly structured geometric grid filled with lotus motifs. The multiple end borders serve as a designator of high rank at the Thai court in the early Chakri Dynasty era, this cloth belongs to the reign of Rama I or Rama II. Indian painted cloths of this quality produced to Thai taste were in the 18th century still the monopoly of the crown, exercised through the Minster of Commerce. Such cloths were employed as gifts of favor at court, and as diplomatic presents, as well as traded to Japan and elsewhere.
[ Cora Ginsburg LLC , New York, until 2011; sold to MMA]
Artist: Date: late 18th century Accession Number: 2003.177 Date: late 18th centuryMedium: Painted and printed gold and silver leaf and opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cottonAccession: 2003.177On view in:Gallery 243
Artist: Date: first quarter of the 18th century Accession Number: 2012.165 Date: first quarter of the 18th centuryMedium: Cotton (drawn and painted resist and mordant, dyed, overpainted); silk lining and cotton fillingAccession: 2012.165On view in:Not on view