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Door curtain (purdah)

Lined in English cotton. In the main field is a prayer niche surrounded by a half a sun with a face in it. Below are mountains, lions, a pointed tree detailed with flowers, monkeys, parrots and peacocks, and two cartouches with inscriptions. On four sides are floral borders. The colors are...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian, Golkonda (for the Persian market), 1800–50

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, block-printed and hand-painted


Textiles and Fashion Arts