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Embroidered Tablecover


Artist Unknown (India)


19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G211
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Surface Ornamentation (Do Not U | Wool, silk and gold threads
Size: 68 x 72 in. (172.72 x 182.88 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, India, Kashmir
Culture: Asia, India, Kashmir
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Central roundel has untranslated Persian inscription.
Physical Description: Square panel of pashmina (wool from Tibetan goat), dark red ground, scarcely visible, covered with all-over embroidery in chain stitch representing animals, trees and human beings. The outer border consists of multiple scenes, each framed by an Indo Isla
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of John R. Van Derlip in memory of Ethel Morrison Van Derlip
Accession Number: 35.7.151
Added to Site: February 28, 2009