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Temple hanging (pechhavai)

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Temple hanging (pecchavai) with design of six gopis (cowherdesses) standing in profile on either side of a central tree. They carry fly whisks and dishes of offerings. They are flanked by two more trees amidst a shower of blossoms. Six Hindu deities, including Indra, Brahma, and the sun god...

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By 1967, John Goelet, New York, NY; 1967 gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967)

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Gift of John Goelet

Indian, Rajasthani (Jodphur or Bikaner), late 18th century


perhaps Hyderabad, Deccan, India


244 x 254 cm (96 1/16 x 100 in.)

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Cotton plain-weave, dyed and painted with opaque watercolors, gold and silver


Textiles and Fashion Arts