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Temple hanging (pechhavai)

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Temple hanging (pechhavai) for shrine steps of red velvet with pointed arch shape and design in upper corners of two milkmaids (gopis), attendants of Krishna, wearing patterned red bloused, yellow veils, green skirts and elaborate jewelry, amidst flowering branches, holding peacock fans; border...

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Purchased by the MFA, September 14, 1983

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Indian (Bangladeshi), late 16th or early 17th century

Object Place

Dhaka, Bangladesh, India


Overall: 142 x 117cm (55 7/8 x 46 1/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, cut-pile (velvet) with twill-weave ground, embroidered with silk yarns and wire


Textiles and Fashion Arts