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Kerchief

Indian (Dacca), worn in America
late 18th century to early 19th century


Place of Manufacture: Dacca, India; Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 110.5 x 121.3 cm (43 1/2 x 47 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

45.632

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with discontinuous, supplementary, patterning weft

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Large white kerchief, pattern of evenly spaced leaves with geometric blossom motifs at centers, selvedges at sides, narrow hems at top and bottom

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout