Temple hanging (kalamkari)

Indian (probably Kalahastri)
19th century


Object Place: probably Kalahastri, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 82 x 104 1/2 in. (208.3 x 265.4 cm)

Accession Number

42.429

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, block-printed, mordant painted and dyed, painted with pigments

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Temple hanging (kalamkari) of plain-weave cotton with painted and printe design of scenes from the Ramayana, Indian’s epic tale of adventure, love and wisdom, the poplular blue god Krishna (an avatar of Vishnu) surrounded by adoring consorts in the central field.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Barbara Kendall to the MFA, September 11, 1942

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Barbara Kendall