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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

12.27.2016

Sewing Seeds




From the V & A's collection, this mid-19th-century South Indian floor cloth is rife with botanical imagery. According to the museum, the central medallion and corners include rings of flowering plants, while borders of buta, foliage, and more flowering specimens dominate the remainder of the design. Likely made in Machilipatnam, the piece is woven cotton which has been mordant-dyed, resist-dyed and painted, and glazed.