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Possibly a woman's headscarf (odhni)

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Headscarf with a red/orange field with a gold interlocking lozenge pattern with a central circle (similar to peacock's eye). At each end of the field there is a central block of gold, surrounded on three sides by a meandering floral vine with silver lotus blossoms outlined in red and green...

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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), 18th century

Object Place

Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 318 x 130 cm (125 3/16 x 51 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.158

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave with silk and silver metallic tapestry woven borders

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes