Possibly a woman's headscarf (odhni)

Indian (Maharashtra)
17th–18th century

Object Place: Maharashtra, India


Overall: 159 x 254cm (62 5/8 x 100in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave with gold and silver metallic tapestry weave

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s headscarf with a gold field and rows of silver, green and red flowers (tapestry weave). The borders have a red ground with gold patterning to form a lozenge pattern with a central dot (peacocks eye). The ends of the textile have a row of large green, silver and red buta framed by meandering vines with flowers of the same colors and leaves. Above this are two rows of smaller buti also separated by rows of vines and flowers (tapestry weave).


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 3, 1927

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection