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Door curtain (purdah)

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


Dimensions

115 x 186 cm (45 1/4 x 73 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.86 x 1.15

Accession Number

04.113

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, block-printed and hand-painted

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection