Ceremonial cover or woman's head cloth

Indian (Punjabi)
19th century

Object Place: Punjab, India


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk (phulkari)

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Strafford Wentworth