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Fragment of a pilgrim's scarf

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Wood-block printing on native muslin; the ground is white, with designs of foot-prints, floral and geometrical patterns, suggestive of writing in red and black. The design probably is older than the workmanship.

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 (Bengali), 19th century

Object Place

Mutha, India

Dimensions

Overall: 46.1 x 65.5cm (18 1/8 x 25 13/16in.)

Accession Number

89.432

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes