Possibly a woman's headscarf (odhni)

Indian (Maharashtra)
18th century

Object Place: Maharashtra, India


Overall: 318 x 130 cm (125 3/16 x 51 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave with silk and silver metallic tapestry woven borders

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Headscarf with a red/orange field with a gold interlocking lozenge pattern with a central circle (similar to peacock’s eye). At each end of the field there is a central block of gold, surrounded on three sides by a meandering floral vine with silver lotus blossoms outlined in red and green leaves (tapestry weave).


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection