Door hanging (toran)

Historical period(s)
ca. 1900
Untwisted silk floss (hir), indigo cotton fabric, mirror glass with embroidery, darning stitch
H x W: 69.5 x 104.5 cm (27 3/8 x 41 1/8 in)
India, Gujarat state
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. M. Bryant
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Costume and Textile, Furniture and Furnishing


India, mirrorwork
Provenance research underway.

This is an embroidered toran with 9 pointed pendants. The frieze is done in dense darning stitches and discs of mirror glass and is probably embroidered by a mahajan and assembled by a tailor who added the pendants. It was made by and for the use of the mahajans, a trader caste, in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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