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Title

Embroidered and mirrorwork 'odhni' (veil and head cover)

late 19th century-early 20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The block printing on the cotton 'odhni' imitates a tie dye form while the embroidered grid contains a stylised form of the two leaf and bud design common in the region as well as scorpions and millipedes. The embroidered circles around mirrors, the large crosses and the swastikas all refer to the sun and the auspiciousness and protection associated with the sun.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 2010.


Details


Place where the work was made

Kutch Gujarat India


Cultural origin

Banni


Date

late 19th century-early 20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

embroidered cotton; mirrorwork; deep red and green


Dimensions

170.0 x 190.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr J. Masselos 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

285.2010



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jim Masselos, India's textile heritage: a research collection, Sydney, 1991, 10. cat.no. 17c