Possibly a woman's headscarf (odhni)

Indian (Maharashtra)
18th century


Object Place: Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 318 x 130 cm (125 3/16 x 51 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.158

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave with silk and silver metallic tapestry woven borders

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Headscarf with a red/orange field with a gold interlocking lozenge pattern with a central circle (similar to peacock’s eye). At each end of the field there is a central block of gold, surrounded on three sides by a meandering floral vine with silver lotus blossoms outlined in red and green leaves (tapestry weave).

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 3, 1927

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection