Costume and Textiles
Ceremonial Cover (Chamba Rumal)
Made in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India, Asia
Artist/maker unknown, India
Cotton plain weave with silk embroidery in double-satin stitch
Currently not on view
1969-231-1Gift of Stella Kramrisch, 1969
LabelThe 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.