Embroidered Quilt (India)

Indian quilt embroidered with ari hook and chain stitch, 19th century. Indian quilt embroidered with ari hook and chain stitch, 19th century. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam acc. no. BK-BR-923-K.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses a nineteenth century quilt from India, made of cotton and embroidered with floral motifs, worked with a hook (ari) and chain stitch, using silk thread, and filled with cotton. The cloth measures 69.5 x 61.5 cm. The collection of the Rijksmuseum houses a series of comparable quilts.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 6 January 2017).

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