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Woman's head cloth or ceremonial cover

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Woman's head cloth or ceremonial cover of phulkari or bagh embroidery ("flowering work" or "garden") constructed of five lengths of natural plain-weave cotton with design in main field of diamond lozenges diagonally quartered and embroidered in brick red floss silk in chevron pattern, accented...

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Provenance

Bequest from Betty Bartlett McAndrew to the MFA, October 22, 1986

Credit Line

Bequest of Betty Bartlett McAndrew

Pakistan, Hazara (Punjabi), 19th century

Object Place

Punjab, India

Dimensions

Other: 99 x 230 cm (39 x 90 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.507

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk (phulkari, bagh)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes