Temple hanging (pechhavai)

Indian
18th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

148 x 194 cm (58 1/4 x 76 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.1041

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, printed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Temple hanging (pechhevai) honoring the god Krishna with design of three horizontal registers representing scenes of milkmaids (gopis). Top: four gopis in profile (two in center churning), cows, parrots, and peacocks; Middle: large tree with gopis on each side, parrots and peacocks; Bottom: two gopis in each corner with peacocks and parrots and area between filled with small floral motifs. Framed by two narrow borders. Colors printed in green, yellow, red and dark reddish-purple.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 3, 1929

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection