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Woman's head cloth or ceremonial cover

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Entirely covered with a variety of flowers in crimson, ultramarine, pale ochre, black and gold on a white ground. Main field shows an all-over pattern circular medallion in the center. Border composed of many rectilinear bands, all decorated with floral ornaments except outermost border of...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, June 8, 1950

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund

Indian, late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

Overall: 178 x 173cm (70 1/16 x 68 1/8in.)

Accession Number

50.2476

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, block printed mordant resist, dyed, painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles