Woman’s head covering (odhani), silk embroidered

Historical period(s)
16th century or later
Medium
Silk and glass
Dimensions
H x W: 212 x 169 cm (83 7/16 x 66 9/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.408
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Head covering

Keywords
embroidery, India, mirrorwork, woman
Provenance

To 1909
Unidentified owner, India, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified owner in India in 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Textile List, R. 34, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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