Floral Kalamkari 12469 
Masulipatam, India, for the Euro-Persian Market
Cotton; painted mordant and resist dye
Early 19th Century
63 x 43 in/ 160 x 109 cm

Kalamkari derives from the Persian word qalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), a technique used on the east coast of India to create exquisite Palampores from the Indian word Palangposh meaning bedcover.