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Kerchief

Large white kerchief, pattern of evenly spaced leaves with geometric blossom motifs at centers, selvedges at sides, narrow hems at top and bottom

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945 Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

Indian (Dacca), worn in America, late 18th century to early 19th century

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

Dacca, India

Accession Number

45.632

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with discontinuous, supplementary, patterning weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes