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Processional blanket for an elephant
Place of Origin: Bangladesh, Rajshahi district, former kingdom of Natore Raj
Date: approx. 1875-1925
Materials: Velvet and velveteen with gold- and silver-colored padded satin stitch embroidery
Dimensions: H. 78 in x W. 108 in, H. 198 cm x W. 274.3 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Sharmila Majumdar
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: 2011.41
On Display: No

Description

Label: Luxurious blankets were an important part of the decoration of elephants on festive occasions.

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Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery

Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts, 10/21/2011-4/8/2012
Label: Luxurious blankets were an important part of the decoration of elephants on festive occasions.
Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery

Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts, 10/21/2011-4/8/2012