Woman's veil

Indian (Punjabi)
19th century

Object Place: Punjab, India


Overall: 253 x 125cm (99 5/8 x 49 3/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk (phulkari)

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s veil with phulkari embroidery (flowering work) of rust orange plain-weave cotton and design in main field of repeating feather-lik plant motif embroidered in cream, orange-gold and green silk; crosswise border on each end with design of row of rectangles enclosing triangular stylized plant or architectural motifs with narrow guard band of minute repeating flowers in embroidered in yellow, cream and green silk.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, January 17, 1924

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection