Temple hanging (pecchavai)

Indian (Rajasthani)
18th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 146 x 83cm (57 1/2 x 32 11/16in.)

Accession Number

31.196

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, painted

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of cotton temple hanging (pecchavai) with depicition of adoration of Vishnu: Vishnu with goddess on each side and worshipping sages and deities under trees, with herdsmen and cows below, created by technique of painting and dyeing, combined with resists and mordants.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, April 16, 1931

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund