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


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


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with discontinuous, supplementary, patterning weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts