Woman's shawl (chadar)

Pulkhari

Indian (Punjabi)
19th century


Object Place: Punjab, India

Dimensions

Overall: 140 x 239cm (55 1/8 x 94 1/8in.)

Accession Number

28.100

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s shawl (pulkhari chadar) of reddish-orange cotton with design in main field of stylized floral repeat surrounded by a series of borders composed of stylized geometric and floral motifs embroidered in yellow-gold silk (pulkhari); small metal rings attached at one end suggests later use as curtain.

Provenance

Bequest from Miss Ellen Starkey Bates to the MFA, March 1, 1928

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates