Temple hanging (pechhavai)

Indian (Bangladeshi)
late 16th or early 17th century


Object Place: Dhaka, Bangladesh, India

Dimensions

Overall: 142 x 117cm (55 7/8 x 46 1/16in.)

Accession Number

1983.319

Medium or Technique

Silk, cut-pile (velvet) with twill-weave ground, embroidered with silk yarns and wire

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Temple hanging (pechhavai) for shrine steps of red velvet with pointed arch shape and design in upper corners of two milkmaids (gopis), attendants of Krishna, wearing patterned red bloused, yellow veils, green skirts and elaborate jewelry, amidst flowering branches, holding peacock fans; border along lower edge has design of six decorated cows, flowers and cloud motifs.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, September 14, 1983

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund