Turban or head wrap

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 135.8 x 314.5cm (53 7/16 x 123 13/16in.) Other (fringe): 4cm (1 9/16in.)

Accession Number

51.2555

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Table cover of shades of gold and white plaid plain-weave silk embroidered with pale gold silk in chain stitch and a little white silk drawn work, with design in main field of central floral medallion with coin dots in background and floral spray in each corner; narrow border on fours sides of floral sprays in outline roundels; deep border at each crosswise end of flower-filled boteh motifs; short braided warp fringe on each crosswise end.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. William Dexter to the MFA, November 8, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Dexter