[Screengrab from House Beautiful video.]
I'm captivated by all of the fabrics featured in HB's video sneak peek at John Robshaw's new collection for Duralee but Mahout (detail shown above) takes me back to Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal, a 2010 exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
[Exhibition catalogue still available here.]
[Above, a detail from a 19th-century Kantha (embroidered quilt) as seen in
[Coverlet with human forms on elephant back, Dumka, India circa 1897,
cotton embroidered with cotton thread, the V & A collection.]