Woman's head cloth or ceremonial cover

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Height x width: 63 x 50 1/2 in. (160 x 128.3 cm)

Accession Number

45.531

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s head cloth or ceremonial cover dark reddish-brown plain-weave cotton with design in main field of overall repeating four-petal floral spade motif alternating with a small circle embroidered in cream silk and trimmed on four sides with narrow interlocking geometric motif embroidered in cream silk with orange accents; deep crosswise border on each end with row of narrow and wide stylized plant motifs composed of a bands of repeating floral “chevron” motifs embroidered in cream silk.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Laura Furness to the MFA, June 14, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Furness