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Temple hanging (kalamkari)

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Temple hanging (kalamkari) of plain-weave cotton with painted and printe design of scenes from the Ramayana, Indian's epic tale of adventure, love and wisdom, the poplular blue god Krishna (an avatar of Vishnu) surrounded by adoring consorts in the central field.


Gift from Mrs. Barbara Kendall to the MFA, September 11, 1942

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Barbara Kendall

Indian (probably Kalahastri), 19th century

Object Place

probably Kalahastri, India


Height x width: 82 x 104 1/2 in. (208.3 x 265.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, block-printed, mordant painted and dyed, painted with pigments


Textiles and Fashion Arts