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Woman's headscarf (odhni)

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Woman's head covering patterned with small dots. Field is dark pink/red with yellow and blue dots forming stylized lotus flowers, meandering vines, and figures. Two stripes (pink and white) surround the field. Border and ends have a dark blue/black ground. Ends have bird and leaf patterning...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, November 5, 1925

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Gujarati), 19th–early 20th century

Object Place

Gujarat, India


Overall: 135 x 204cm (53 1/8 x 80 5/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, tie-dyed


Textiles and Fashion Arts