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Head shawl?

possibly Bulgarian
19th century


97 x 78.5 cm (38 3/16 x 30 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .785 x .97

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: rectangle made up of two pieces of cream-white linen sewed together. Design: group of conventionalized flowers in three corners, floral border on two sides and part of other two, and rosette in fourth corner, worked with brilliant red, blue, yellow and bluish green silk, with a little black and white silk in coarse satin stitch. Varicolored fringe on three corners.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Fisher Wharton