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Head cover

Museum number:
9-14742
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Accession number:
Acc.4286
Object count:
1
Description:
Head/torso cover: superfine partially mercerized cotton, undyed w/cochineal or madder embroidery; two looms widths sewn together; borders at narrow ends have alternating designs of flowering bushes and columnar-like figures; overall rosettes or roundels on body; fragile and disintegrating; W. 127 cm. x 208 cm.
Donor:
Barbara E. Busch
Collection place:
Gujarat State, India
Verbatim coll. place:
India
Culture or time period:
Gujarati people
Taxon:
Dactylopius coccus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.0 Use not specified (Secular Dress and Accoutrements, and Adornment)
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
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