Ritual Cloth

About this object

Narrative

Ritual cloth, or chadar, from the tomb of a revered Sufi saint in India, Nizamuddin Auliya, who is said to have lived from 1238 to 1325. The tomb is a place of pilgrimage for Muslims as well as people of many other religions. The cloth was presented to the donor during a visit to the shrine in 2008. The tomb is located in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi.

Physical description

Rectangular ritual cloth (chadar). Purple satin-like fabric has a surrounding border of woven metal-like shiny gold, green and pink strips of plastic outlined with green and red wool and is painted with gold linear patterned designs amongst a background of numerous gold dots.