ITEM 16370

Half Palampore with Mythical Animals and Mughal Flowers

India, for the Indonesian market
Cotton; block printed and painted mordant and resist dye
Late 17th / Early 18th Century
40 x 94 in / 102 x 239 cm
Price on request

This textile is unique, no other examples with this very special iconography are known. The decorative elements include Mughal style flowers and birds in the interior, inspired by 17th C. European botanical prints, and borders featuring mythical lions, large hamsa geese, and charming red and purple elephants.