Jain Manuscript Cover

The entire surface of this manuscript cover is decorated with beadwork, typical of the Kutch and Saurashtra regions of Gujarat from the 19th century. The use of beadwork shows the evolution in the types of decoration used for Jain manuscript covers. The swastika symbols appears as a pattern here. The swastika in tirthankara (teacher) Suparshvanatha. Glass beads were used for decorative items in the Kutch and Saurashtra regions in Gujarat from the 19th century.

Indigenous Name
Patli
Date/Period
20th century
Region
Western India
Dimension
Object size: 15.5 x 28.2 x 0.6 cm
Accession No.
2018-00607
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Textiles