Woman's head cloth or ceremonial cover

Indian (Punjabi)
19th century


Object Place: Punjab, India

Dimensions

252 x 146 cm (99 3/16 x 57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1982.678

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk (phulkari or bagh)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s head cloth or ceremonial cover in phulkari or bagh embroidery (“flowering work” or “garden”) composed of four lengths of reddish-brown plain-weave cotton stitched along selvedges with design of latticework of lozenges filled with leaves and flowers embroidered in yellow and white silk with green and red accents; border on four side with repeating geometric pattern.

Provenance

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson to the MFA on December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson