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Asian Art

Tent Panel

late 17th–early 18th century

Cotton with silk embroidery; plain weave, quilted

68 3/8 × 47 1/16 in. (173.7 × 119.5 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1937.5333
Textiles produced for Mughal rulers in India and their Safavid counterparts in Iran shared a penchant for natural imagery, such as the delicate flowering bushes embroidered on this hanging.
Geography: 
India
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Indian, Islamic
Period: 
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Jeypore (Jaipur) wardrobe; Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955) New York, purchase in Delhi, India; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 32, no. 26, ill.

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