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'Odhni' (woman’s veil and head covering)


Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Kutch Gujarat India
    Media category
    Materials used
    cotton; tie-dye and embroidered sections
    232.0 x 161.0 cm
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2010
    Not on display
    Accession number
  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication