Woman's hat veil

Indian, worn in America
1830s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: India

Dimensions

Overall: 120.7 x 104.5 cm (47 1/2 x 41 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.44

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze with continuous supplementary patterning warps and wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White veil with continuous supplementary patterning wefts clipped and bound in to make floral or botah design across end and four rows of leaf motifs across center, continuous supplementary warps and wefts bound in plain weave at edges to create stripe and fringe at corners, remanents of white silk cord threaded through hem at top

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone