From: India | Surat | Iran

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Kinkhaub
Object Number A583
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian | Persian
Provenience India | Surat | Iran
Period 19th Century
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Cotton | Silk | Silver Thread
Technique Brocade | Roller Printed | Dyed | Woven | Sewn
Iconography Floral | Buta | Boteh

Square cover of silk brocade woven with metal-wrapped thread. Field patterned with repeating tassel or feather motifs in gold, outlined in black, on a red ground. Border patterned with small repeating boteh (paisley) motifs in gold on dark blue ground. These silk brocades, called termeh when patterned with botehs, were a specialty of Kashan and Isfahan in Iran (Persia) dating back to at least the seventeenth century. Used primarily for luxury garments, they were often repurposed into decorative covers. This cover has been backed with navy blue silk twill and faced with roller-printed cotton. Related objects in the Penn Museum: A581, A584, A585, A587, A588, A590, A591, A592.

Length 104 cm
Width 99 cm
Credit Line Purchased from F. P. Bhumgara & Company, 1904

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