Handkerchief

Indian (Bengali)
early 19th century


Object Place: India or Europe

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 x 18 in. (40.6 x 45.7 cm)

Accession Number

36.253

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, printed

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Personal accessories

Handkerchief of plain-weave silk with design in central field of three rows of large plant motifs in natural on a red ground surrounded by border on four sides of repeating floral motifs in red, green, blue, yellow and natural; backed with gauze.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Mary Parkman Sayward to the MFA, April 2, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Mary Parkman Sayward