Man's turban

Possibly Burmese
19th–20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 89 x 279cm (35 1/16 x 109 13/16in.)

Accession Number

50.257

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Possibly a man’s shawl, plain woven (warp: cotton; weft cotton and silk) with horizontal stripes in purple, yellow and white - some of the stripes are a blend of two (black and white) or three (green, blue and yellow) colors that are highly twisted in the warp to create a textured or “crepe-like” effect; short fringe on crosswise end.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, March 9, 1950

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection