[Detail views, Indian chintz red ground Palampore circa 1700, the Karun Collection.]
For textile enthusiasts, the Karun Collection blog is a must-read. With a focus that emphasizes sharing information not commerce, territory covered includes Indian trade cloth, African textiles, glass beads and much more. Recently I spent time pouring over this red ground Palampore (bed-cover or wall-hanging), a stunning piece that had been on loan to the V & A. By the way, the show-stopper also happens to be featured in Hali, summer 2011, as part of a profile on textile collector Karun Thakar.
Related past post: The Garrick Bed and Small Scale, Huge Impact.