Probably a woman's headscarf (odhni)

Indian (Maharashtra)
18th century

Object Place: Maharashtra, India


Overall: 166 x 310cm (65 3/8 x 122 1/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave with silk and sliver metallic tapestry weave at borders and end

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with a gold field and rows of silver and green flowers (tapestry weave). The borders have gold interlocking diamonds with an inner dot (peacocks eye) on a red ground. There are four green stripes on each border. Borders have been attached using an interlocking tapestry weave. The pallu is gold and framed with blue, orange, green, pink and red floral vines (tapestry weave).


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 4, 1924

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection