Costume and Textiles
Kantha (Embroidered Quilt)Made in Jessore District, Bangladesh, Asia
or West Bengal, India, Asia
Artist/maker unknown, Bengali or India
Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in back, buttonhole, darning, dot, double arrowhead, and eye stitches
Currently not on view
1968-184-18Gift of Stella Kramrisch, 1968
LabelThis narrow kantha is bordered with alternating red and blue leaf sprigs with contrasting stem swags. The principle motif is an elaborate processional chariot holding a large icon of blue Krishna flanked by red gopis (cowherd women). The chariot rests on a great elephant; its spires, domes, and flags span nearly the entire height of the cloth.