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Possibly a woman's head scarf (odhni)

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Purple/red woman's head covering with rows of small squares, each with a gold central circle (discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts) surrounded by yellow and green tie resist lotus flowers, dancing figures, elephants and birds. Possibly related to the gharcholu sari which has a similar...

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Purchased by the MFA, June 9, 1942

Credit Line

Textile Special Fund

Indian (Gujarati), 20th–mid 20th century

Object Place

Saurashtra, Gujarat, India


Height x width: 76 x 70 1/2 in. (193 x 179.1 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Tie resist (plangi) cotton with metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts