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Cover with Monkey God (rumal)

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Small natural plain-weave cotton cover (rumal) embroidered with silk yarn and flat wire depicting Hanuman, the monkey god, a prominent figure in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. He carries mace (gada), his traditional attribute. He leaps from one mountain of herbs to the warrior god Rama....

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Purchased from Lisbet Holmes Textiles, 14 Noel Road, Islington, London, by MFA on September 14, 1983

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Indian (Punjabi), 18th century

Object Place

Punjab, India


Overall: 74 x 99cm (29 1/8 x 39in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk and flat wire


Textiles and Fashion Arts