Shawl or head cloth

Indian
British Colonial era
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

119.5 x 121 cm (47 1/16 x 47 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.110

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave gauze embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl or head cloth of red silk gauze and overall repeating design in central field of small boteh motifs embroidered in yellow and white silk and gold-metallic yarns; design of single boteh motif in each corner, angled towards the center, embroidered in yellow silk and gold-metallic yarns, with a stylized tulip finial and a leafy stem base, in white silk and gold-metallic yarns; narrow outer border of small boteh motifs in yellow silk and metallic yarns.

Provenance

Gift from Mary Newbold Patterson Hale (Mrs. Richard Walden Hale) to the MFA, March 12, 1953

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection