Door curtain (purdah)
Indian, Golkonda (for the Persian market)
115 x 186 cm (45 1/4 x 73 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.86 x 1.15
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave, block-printed and hand-painted
Not On View
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 dark red, green, blue, yellow and black.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection