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Possibly a woman's headscarf (odhni)

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Woman's headscarf with a gold field and rows of silver, green and red flowers (tapestry weave). The borders have a red ground with gold patterning to form a lozenge pattern with a central dot (peacocks eye). The ends of the textile have a row of large green, silver and red buta framed by...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 3, 1927

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Maharashtra), 17th–18th century

Object Place

Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 159 x 254cm (62 5/8 x 100in.)

Accession Number

27.159

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave with gold and silver metallic tapestry weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes