Hindu Gujarati Brocade
Textiles made for use within religious institutions are prevalent in all religions, however Hinduism, India’s dominant religion, has the widest range of textiles for sacred usage. Most of religious Hindu textiles illustrate scenes from the Ramayana story.
This cover or hanging is from Gujarat. It is finely loom-woven with images of the lord Krishna, cows, elephants, with a sun and a crescent moon at the top corners. The inscription refers to the workshop where it was produced and the name of the Maharaja who commissioned the piece.
Circa: 19th Century
Origin: Gujarat, India
Material: Discontinuous weft brocading with metallic thread on silk ground.
Condition: Numerous repairs to the ground; good condition
Dimensions: 42 x 42
Inventory number: TX4685
This Hindu Gujarati brocade is finely loom-woven with images of the lord Krishna, cows, elephants, with a sun and a crescent moon at the top corners.