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Fragment of a pilgrim's scarf

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Wood-block printing on native muslin; the ground is light yellow, with designs of foot-prints, leaf and flower patterns and geometrical patterns with writing in red. The design is probably older than the workmanship.


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 (Bengali), 19th century

Object Place

Mutha, India


Overall: 45.5 x 67.2cm (17 15/16 x 26 7/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts