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A COVERLET OR WALL HANGING
INDIAN FOR THE PORTUGUESE MARKET, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the red silk ground tamboured in yellow silks with a border of birds and flowers, the field with a central lotus surrounded by scrolling foliage, animals and birds
64 x 108ins. (154 x 259cms.)

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These textiles were made for export to Portugal from their Indian colonies and tend to reflect European taste more than Indian. This is less usual in being worked in yellow on a red silk rather than a natural cotton ground.

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