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Fragment of handkerchief

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Fragment of handkerchief of imported (England) plain-weave cotton with design of flowers and medallions containing Arabic inscriptions printed in red, yellow and black on a white ground.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Laura Norcross (Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs) to the MFA, October 21, 1889

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Norcross (Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs)

Indian, 19th century

Object Place

Madras (a.k.a. Chennai), India

Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 47.5cm (13 x 18 11/16in.)

Accession Number

89.478

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, wood block-printed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes