Curatorial Section: Asian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Date Made||ca. 1900|
|Materials||Cotton | Silk | Mirrors|
|Technique||Embroidered | Dyed | Woven | Sewn|
Three panels stitched together, balanced ground weave with chain and satin stitch embroidery. Cotton, silk and mica disk in center. Eight-petalled flower in center, narrow floral band along selvedges, wide floral and medallion band along ends flanked by two narrow floral bands, rows of individual flowers in field in red, orange, blue and green on a blue ground. Selvedges finished. Ends folded and stitched. Good condition, embroidery worn off in spots some repair, small patch on reverse at one edge. Plain-weave cotton dyed black, embroidered in chain stitch and buttonhole stitches with multicolored silk threads using a small, hooked needle (aari). Similar in composition and color choices to Gujarati and Rajasthani bandhani odhni or dupatta. Likely embroidered in northern Kutch, Gujarat (based on stitch-types, technique, and inclusion of mirror).
|Credit Line||Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980|
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