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  • Place of origin:

    Bikaner (possibly or Alwar, made)

  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tie-dyed and stitch-resist dyed silk chiffon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silk chiffon, tie-dyed and stitch-resist-dyed odhani or head-cover comes from Rajasthan, perhaps from the town of Bikaner.

Physical description

Silk chiffon odhani, tie-dyed and stitch-resist dyed. The pattern is in yellow and magenta.

Place of Origin

Bikaner (possibly or Alwar, made)


mid 20th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tie-dyed and stitch-resist dyed silk chiffon


Width: 169 cm, Length: 225 cm, Width: 68.375 in, Length: 90.125 in

Descriptive line

Tie-dyed silk chiffon odhani, possibly made in Bikaner, mid 20th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 83, cat. no 65, ill.
Tie-dyed textiles of India : tradition and trade / Veronica Murphy and Rosemary Crill. London: Victoria and Albert Museum :in association with Mapin Publishing, 1991 Number: 0944142303


Silk chiffon


Tie-dyed; Stitch-resist dyed

Subjects depicted

Crescent; Lotus; Hearts


Textiles; Clothing; Hats & headwear; Women's clothes


South & South East Asia Collection

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