Woman's head cloth or ceremonial cover

Indian
late 18th or early 19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 178 x 173cm (70 1/16 x 68 1/8in.)

Accession Number

50.2476

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, block printed mordant resist, dyed, painted

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Entirely covered with a variety of flowers in crimson, ultramarine, pale ochre, black and gold on a white ground. Main field shows an all-over pattern circular medallion in the center. Border composed of many rectilinear bands, all decorated with floral ornaments except outermost border of plain blue. Condition excellent.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, June 8, 1950

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund