Temple hanging (kalamkari)

Indian (Kalahastri)
early 20th century


Object Place: Kalahasti, India

Dimensions

Overall: 328.5 x 345cm (129 5/16 x 135 13/16in.)

Accession Number

49.1200

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, wood-block printed, painted with dyes

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Temple hanging of plain-weave cotton painted in blue, maroon, olive, black and white with design of illustrations from the Ramayama: central field has five standing figures (Krishna and consorts) beneath a triple archway, bordered by a repeating floral medallions; surrounding field is divided into figural vignettes depicting various scenes from the Ramayana and bordered by inscriptions; outer border has a repeating stylized floral medallions.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 30, 1949

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection