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Head scarf

Spanish or Belgian (Brabant)
19th century

Object Place: Spain or Belgium


110 x 52.5 cm (43 5/16 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woven cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Triangular piece of finely woven cotton. Floral and linear motifs and initials MF embroidered with coarse black silk yarns in the right angle. In center of long side, a roughly semicircular area of floral motifs embroidered with coarse black silk and white cotton yarns; this area lined with coarse linen cloth (stitches pass through). End points squared off; a small cord loop on each. Cotton browned and stained. Black yarns faded to brown.


Intitials MF embroidered in scarf.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb