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woman's headcloth (bochini)
  • India or Pakistan
  • woman's headcloth (bochini), 1800s
  • Where object was made: Kutch, India or Sind, Pakistan
  • cotton, silk embroidering, mica mirrors
  • Paper Type: couching, chain
  • Object Length/Width: 210 x 160 cm
    Object Length/Width: 82 1/2 x 63 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0850

Woman's headcloth has a central medallion, quadrants of widely spaced geometric motifs, and border decorations of flowering plants. It is decorated with embroidery and mica mirrors on a tan ground.