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Reversed heart-shaped fan with plant motif of embroidered gilt-silver yarns, brass sequins surround, on red cotton ground; subsequent bands of purple silk tufts and green beetle wings embroidered on bound cuscus grass, brass sequins on red cotton, gilt-silver yarns embroidered in "X" pattern on...

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Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Indian, 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

28 x 45 cm (11 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.465

Medium or Technique

Cuscus grass, cotton plain-weave, silk, metallic yarns, embroiderd, applied brass sequins, applied beetle wings, metallic foil; handle of wood, lacquered and painted

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes