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Handkerchief of plain-weave silk with design in central field of three rows of large plant motifs in natural on a red ground surrounded by border on four sides of repeating floral motifs in red, green, blue, yellow and natural; backed with gauze.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Mary Parkman Sayward to the MFA, April 2, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Mary Parkman Sayward

Indian (Bengali), early 19th century

Object Place

India or Europe

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 x 18 in. (40.6 x 45.7 cm)

Accession Number

36.253

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, printed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Personal accessories