Ceremonial Cover (Chamba Rumal)

Artist/maker unknown, India

Geography:
Made in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India, Asia

Date:
c. 1820

Medium:
Cotton plain weave with silk embroidery in double-satin stitch

Dimensions:
24 x 38 inches (61.0 x 96.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1969-231-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Stella Kramrisch, 1969

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Label:
The popular Ramayana image of Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana heading into their forest exile is re-envisioned in this exquisite embroidery. The tiny figures in their thick leaf clothing are almost hidden among a wonderful variety of trees set within a bold lotus-vine border.