Woman's veil

Indian (Punjabi)
19th century


Object Place: Punjab, India

Dimensions

Overall: 253 x 125cm (99 5/8 x 49 3/16in.)

Accession Number

24.11

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk (phulkari)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s veil with phulkari embroidery (flowering work) of rust orange plain-weave cotton and design in main field of repeating feather-lik plant motif embroidered in cream, orange-gold and green silk; crosswise border on each end with design of row of rectangles enclosing triangular stylized plant or architectural motifs with narrow guard band of minute repeating flowers in embroidered in yellow, cream and green silk.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, January 17, 1924

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection