Border of shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
early 19th century


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

58 x 119 cm (22 13/16 x 46 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.754

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Part of shawl of wool twill tapestry with white main field and crosswise border (palla) with design of three rows of boteh motifs, between which are small leaves, woven in pinks, blues, light green and brown; narrow guard bands with floral meander and stitched narrow white wool fringe.

Provenance

By 1914, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel