Ceremonial cover or woman's head cloth

Indian (Punjabi)
19th century


Object Place: Punjab, India

Dimensions

Other: 47.5 x 247 cm (18 11/16 x 97 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1706

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk (phulkari)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular cover of phulkari embroidery (“flowering work”) of cream plain-weave cotton ground with stylized all over deisgn of floral sprays worked with crimson, two shades of green, and a little yellow silk in darning stitch, at each end a border with diagonal flowering sprays and two narrow bands of flowers enclosing elongated hexagons, worked in the same manner.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Strafford Wentworth to the MFA, November 10, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Strafford Wentworth