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Wall Hanging

Type: For Windows, Doors and Walls
Object Name: Wall Hanging
Local Name: bhitiya
Place Made: Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra
People: Kathi, Mahajan or Bania community
Period: 19th century
Date: 1800 - 1899
Dimensions: L 108 cm x W 354 cm
Materials: Cotton; silk; wool
Techniques: Plain woven; embroidered; pieced; hand-sewn
ID Number: T85.0448
Credit: Gift of Dr. Howard Gorman

Originally this bhitiya had a horizontal frieze across the top, linked to the panels below by the same type of individual diamond-shaped elements that connect them. Bhitiya are large wall hangings hung outside the house for special festivals such as weddings.