An 18th century Deccani floor spread
An 18th century Deccani floor spread
An 18th century Deccani floor spread
An 18th century Deccani floor spread
An 18th century Deccani floor spread
An 18th century Deccani floor spread

An 18th century Deccani floor spread

c. 1750 India

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Embroidered in floss silk and couched metal thread. The catalogue entry for a textile of a similar type in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Accession no. 05.25.2) states..."Embroidered textiles with central medallions surrounded by flowers and vines were produced in India in the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Because this textile was woven with silver-wrapped thread, it was likely used in a courtly setting, perhaps as a summer carpet or as a cover for the dais (raised platform) of a local ruler. Stylistic and technical similarities to other floor coverings and wall hangings suggest that it may have been produced in the Deccan region during the eighteenth century".
With losses to the metal thread and areas of wear.
"Sultans of the South: Arts of India's Deccan Courts, 1323–1687 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia", edited Haidar, Navina, & Marika Sardar, publ. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011, discusses, and provides illustrations of several examples of, this type of textile.
Dimensions
Height 290.00 cm (114.17 inches)
Width 255.00 cm (100.39 inches)
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