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A Quilted Kantha Panel Depicting Foreigners

Unknown MakerEarly 20th century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography

Embroidered in multicoloured cotton thread, this panel depicts Europeans riding horses and figures on an elephant in a howdah. The central figure is a seated man fanned by an attendant and holding aloft a book bearing the words ‘All mighty god’. The human figures are interspersed with various birds and animals, and each corner bears an exotic fruiting and flowering plant.

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  • Title: A Quilted Kantha Panel Depicting Foreigners
  • Creator: Unknown Maker
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 120 cm, W. 97 cm
  • Type: Textiles
  • Medium: Embroidered cotton
  • Region: Bengal, India
  • Department: Textiles, Craft & Design

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