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Shoulder cloth (odhani)

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Tie-dyed shoulder cover (bandhani odhani). A shoulder cloth (odhani) made of two lengths of silk satin (gajjii) doubled over at the center (weft section) and tie-dyed. The two lengths are hand stitched together along one selvedge. The field is red with a finely tied pattern of shikargah motifs:...

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Purchased by the MFA, January 24, 1996

Credit Line

Helen Carpenter Moseley Fund

Indian (Gujarati), late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Gujurat, Saurashtra (probably Jamnagar), India


Overall: 380.5 x 131cm (149 13/16 x 51 9/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave, tie resist-dyed


Textiles and Fashion Arts