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Door curtain (purdah)

Outlines printed in black; design painted in shades of red, blue and ochre. Main field shows large palmetto rising from stony hillock flanked by pairs of lions and peacocks holding cobras in their bills. Between palmetto and triple floral vine border, spaces filled with blossoming vines, birds...

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Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Grace Gordon Latimer (Mrs. George D. Latimer)

India, Golkonda for the Persian market, 19th century

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Cotton plain weave, block-printed and hand-painted


Textiles and Fashion Arts