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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.


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts


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