Sindh Head Cover (Abochhini)

This head cover (abochhini) was made in eastern Sindh in the early 20th century out of cotton, silk, and mirrors.

The cotton ground is divided into four sections of red fields embroidered with small bouquets. The center is a round floral medallion. Crossing lines, borders, and center are also composed of small flowers. All of the decoration is stitched with silk threads and applied discs of mirror glass.

Circa: early 20th century

Origin: India

Material: Cotton with silk embroidery and mirror fragments

Condition: Some staining and a few small holes, good

Dimensions: 74" x 54"

Inventory number: TX4098



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