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Woman's head scarf (odhni)

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Plain weave shawl with a green field patterned with diagonal bands (discontinuous supplementary wefts) of gold blossoms and a gold buta in each of the four corners. The field is framed with a band of smaller gold buti surrounded by a meandering floral vine on a red ground. Borders are twill...

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Gift from Helen and Paul Bernat to the MFA, January 21, 1987

Credit Line

Gift of Paul and Helen Bernat

Indian (Veranasi), early 19th century

Object Place

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India


Overall: 310.4 x 150cm (122 3/16 x 59 1/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic plain weave with warp ikat and both continuous and discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; silk and metallic twill weave; tapestry weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts