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A patola (Vagh Haathi Bhat) odhani A patola (Vagh Haathi Bhat) odhani

Unknown Maker19th century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography

A double ikat patola odhani, it's body rendered with a diamond pattern forming square registers filled with alternating motifs of processional elephants with howdahs (haathi) and tigers (vagh) against a black ground. The odhani is bordered at both ends with simple bands of red, white, yellow and green, and more decorative bands with diamond and conical designs. The use of the term haathi, instead of the more specifically Gujarati kunjar, used in other patterns with elephants, is explained by its appearance only to refer to patterns meant primarily for export.

A double ikat patola odhani, it's body rendered with a diamond pattern forming square registers filled with alternating motifs of processional elephants with howdahs (haathi) and tigers (vagh) against a black ground. The odhani is bordered at both ends with simple bands of red, white, yellow and green, and more decorative bands with diamond and conical designs. The use of the term haathi, instead of the more specifically Gujarati kunjar, used in other patterns with elephants, is explained by its appearance only to refer to patterns meant primarily for export.

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  • Title: A patola (Vagh Haathi Bhat) odhani A patola (Vagh Haathi Bhat) odhani
  • Creator: Unknown Maker, Unknown Maker
  • Date Created: 19th century, 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 320 cm, W. 92 cm, L. 320 cm, W. 92 cm
  • Type: Textiles, Textiles
  • Medium: Double ikat silk, Double ikat silk
  • Region: Gujarat, India, Gujarat, India
  • Department: Textiles, Craft & Design, Textiles, Craft & Design

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