shawl

Woman's shawl, odhani, decorated around the central rectangle with bandhani. The basic design has been tie-dyed in the border area and then the cloth dyed in a beige colour, though it may originally have been red, now faded. Then a more dense pattern has been tie-dyed in the border area, and the cloth dyed in an indigo bath, leaving a plain beige centre surrounded bya predominantly blue border with dots in cream and beige.

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