Woman's veil (odhani) - 2020.27.11_2_doc20191122_IMG1118


Woman's veil (odhani)

Medium:Bandhani: cotton tabby, tie-resist dyed
Geography: Rajasthan, India
Date: 1900-1966
195 × 134 cm
Object number: 2020.27.11
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Textiles Research and Acquisitions Endowment Fund
On view
Gallery Location:The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume

Many Indian painters and printers worked for their local and rural communities. Farmers and herders requested distinctive patterns to communicate their group identity.

This bandhani veil with a central medallion design has an embroidered band framing the face: attached at selvage edge, in the central portion of the veil only.

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