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Ceremonial Cover (Chamba Rumal)

c. 1820
Artist/maker unknown, Indian
The 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.

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