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Man's turban

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Man's turban of brown cotton gauze, folded into a narrow band, with design of thin gold metallic floating threads held down with embroidered flowers sprays composed of green and orange silk, iridescent shell discs and iridescent green beetle wings; green and silver spangles; gold metallic fringe...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, November 6, 1924

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian, 19th century

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Overall (legnth x width): 327.7 cm (129 in.)x 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

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Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk and gold metallic thread, appliquéd shell discs and beetle wings


Textiles and Fashion Arts