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Possibly woman's headscarf (odhni)

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Possible a headscarf with a dark red/purple cotton plain weave field. Borders have alternating rows of orange, pink and red, and green meandering floral vines and narrow rows of alternating gold and red squares framing a central block with green and orange parrots, blue and orange peacocks with...

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Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Albert Farwell Bemis to theMFA, April 14, 1955

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert Farwell Bemis

Indian (Maharashtra), 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 193 x 354cm (76 x 139 3/8in.)

Accession Number

55.339

Medium or Technique

Cotton, silk and metallic plain weave with tapestry woven borders

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes