Possibly a woman's head scarf (odhni)

Indian (Gujarati)
20th–mid 20th century


Object Place: Porbandar, Saurashtra, Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 76 x 70 1/2 in. (193 x 179.1 cm)

Accession Number

42.301

Medium or Technique

Tie resist (plangi) cotton with metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Purple/red woman’s head covering with rows of small squares, each with a gold central circle (discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts) surrounded by yellow and green tie resist lotus flowers, dancing figures, elephants and birds.

Possibly related to the gharcholu sari which has a similar design.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, June 9, 1942

Credit Line

Textile Special Fund