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Woman's head cloth (bochini)

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Woman's head cloth (bochini) of violet plain-weave silk, embroidered in chain stitch and buttonhole stitch, with various shades of cream silk, with design in main field of large central floral medallion, half medallions and narrow scalloped repeat along the outer edge and eight smaller floral...

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Provenance

Bequest from Caroline Louise Williams French to the MFA, May 6, 1915

Credit Line

Bequest of Caroline Louise Williams French

Indian (Eastern Sindh, Jat), late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

Overall: 147 x 185cm (57 7/8 x 72 13/16in.)

Accession Number

15.852

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes