Unknown Artist

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

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Kutch, Gujarat, India
Media
Textile
Medium
cotton; tie-dye and embroidered sections
Dimensions
232.0 x 161.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr J. Masselos 2010
Accession number
284.2010