Quilt (kantha): tree of life

DATE:
c. 1910–1920
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Cotton
CLASSIFICATION:
Textiles
DIMENSIONS:
78 × 58 7/8 in. (1 m 98.12 cm × 149.54 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
Not On View
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Alta Brenner in memory of her daughter Andrea Bernice Brenner-McMullen
COPYRIGHT:
Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art.
OBJECT NUMBER:
1996.177

General Description

This cotton quilt from West Bengal is adorned with a field of flowers in bright colors surrounding an upright linear image that symbolizes the Tree of Life.

Adapted from

  • Label text, Crossroads Textile Gallery, 2018.

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