Woman's head covering (bochini)

Indian (Eastern Sind, Jat)
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 138 x 210cm (54 5/16 x 82 11/16in.)

Accession Number

28.101

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 plain weave cotton embroidered in red silk with design of central floral medallion with smaller floral medallions along bands radiating from center to larger half floral medallions along outer edge of main field; narrow border along each crosswise end with alternating floral and lozenge motifs.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates