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Kantha (Embroidered Quilt)

c. 1850-1900
Artist/maker unknown, Bengali
At the bottom of this kantha, women in striped-skirts flank a nine-headed male figure, presumably the demon Ravana, who wears a short jacket, black shoes, and long pants with central drop, probably representing a dhoti....

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