User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragment of head-covering

Start collecting

Fragment of head-covering (mezzaro). Ground: white cotton. Design: printed from wood-blocks with red, blue, violet, and black; border on two sides of small flowering trees, main field powdered with small floral sprays, a symmetrical floral design in corner.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Wendell Townsend

Italian, 1830–50


Overall: 107 x 120 cm (42 1/8 x 47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton block-printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts