London, South Kensington
14 October 2005
AN EMBROIDERED COVERLET, INDIAN FOR EXPORT, 18TH CENTURY
the pale yellow tussar silk ground tamboured in white with delicately scrolling foliage, the field with a central lobed medallion, for the Portuguese market--88in. (2224cm.) x 112in. (260cm.)
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This type of coverlet was particularly popular with the Portuguese community. Variations on the theme include white ground coverlets with canary yellow embroidery usually incorporating European figures. The design of this piece is less influenced by European fashions than many.
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