pink ground; bordered overall design in gold and silver metallic, black, green and grey organic designs; gold stripes at short ends

Fashion veil, c. 1930

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Textile traditions changed slowly in the villages, but in the cities a wealthy elite kept up with Western trends. When traditional weavers catered to the new tastes, the results could be intriguing, as in this Art Deco veil featuring European-style floral sprays and serpents auspiciously associated with Hindu deities. Woven in Varanasi, a north-central Indian city long known for its gold and silver thread brocades, this veil might have been worn in any metropolitan center.

Details
Title
Fashion veil
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2004.201.4
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pink ground; bordered overall design in gold and silver metallic, black, green and grey organic designs; gold stripes at short ends