Woman's head covering (bochini)

Indian (Sind)
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 146 x 208cm (57 1/2 x 81 7/8in.)

Accession Number

28.103

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s head covering (bochini) of cream-white cotton ground covered with small repeating floral motifs embroidered in pinkish-red and greenish-blue silk, a central floral medallion and two half medallions, composed of same flowers, on each lengthwise side; narrow borders on each crosswise edge with same floral repeat embroidered in same colors.

Provenance

Bequest from Miss Ellen Starkey Bates to the MFA, March 1, 1928

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates