A silk embroidered cotton Summer Carpet (kantha) Gujarat or Deccan, 18th Century
Lot 199W
A silk embroidered cotton Summer Carpet (kantha)
Gujarat or Deccan, 18th Century
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,169) inc. premium

Lot Details
A silk embroidered cotton Summer Carpet (kantha) Gujarat or Deccan, 18th Century
A silk embroidered cotton Summer Carpet (kantha)
Gujarat or Deccan, 18th Century
rectangular, the natural ground embroidered in polychrome silks with a cartouche containing a central roundel surrounded by floral sprays, all on a ground of floral interlace, the spandrels with partial roundels surmounted by floral sprays, the border with an undulating floral vine within bands of lobed cartouches containing floral sprays
315 x 260 cm.

Footnotes

  • A similar summer carpet fragment sold recently in these rooms, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 8th October 2015, lot 110.

    A complete comparable example, said to have belonged to Tipu Sultan of Mysore (d.1799), is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (no. 783-1864) and gives a idea of the original design of this carpet. A further less elaborate example in the same museum (IM 2-1912) is also comparable in the colour scheme and design of the central lobed medallion (see R. Crill, Indian Embroidery, London, 1999, figs. 15-16).
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