Possibly a woman's headscarf (odhni)

Indian (Maharashtra)
19th century

Object Place: Maharashtra, India


Overall: 332 x 174cm (130 11/16 x 68 1/2in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, silk and gold metallic plain weave with tapestry woven borders

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with dark purple/red plain weave field. The borders have alternating rows of green and pink, and orange and blue parrots with blue and pink flowers and green meandering vines and green peacocks with green and gold tails enclosed in circles and surrounded by pink and orange flowers and green meandering vines (tapestry weave) with narrower rows in between that have gold chevron patterning on a red ground. Borders are attached with an interlocking tapestry weave.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 2, 1926

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection