An embroidered silk Coverlet made for the European market (palampore)
Deccan, mid 18th Century
rectangular, profusely embroidered in polychrome silk with four trees with intertwining flowering branches sprouting from a central roundel, the roundel containing a flowerhead surrounded by concentric bands of peacocks interspersed by floral sprays, a scrolling floral vine, repeated flowerheads and cable motifs, all within a rectangular border, the spandrels with circular sections with concentric bands of flowerheads and scrolling floral vines, the border with repeated sprays of lotus flowers with perching birds and prancing quadrupeds, red silk backing
218 x 157cm wide.
- Please note that the measurements for the coverlet are 310 x 221 cm and not as stated in the catalogue.