Handkerchief

Indian (Chamba)
1850–1900


Object Place: Punjab, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 24 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (61.6 x 61.6 cm)

Accession Number

43.395

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cotton plain weave fabric embroidered with silk yarns and flat wire. Krishna playing with the milkmaids (gopis) or Rasmandal (“circular dance”)

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943; The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection