Man's turban

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall (legnth x width): 327.7 cm (129 in.)x 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.431

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk and gold metallic thread, appliquéd shell discs and beetle wings

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s turban of brown cotton gauze, folded into a narrow band, with design of thin gold metallic floating threads held down with embroidered flowers sprays composed of green and orange silk, iridescent shell discs and iridescent green beetle wings; green and silver spangles; gold metallic fringe at one end.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, November 6, 1924

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection