Embroidered shawl

Indian
Second half 19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 272 x 56.5cm (107 1/16 x 22 1/4in.)

Accession Number

1983.192

Medium or Technique

Embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Narrow shawl. Red twill weave with white silk floss embroidry. Deep border (64 cm) at each end with flowers, and three large cone motifs (butas). Narrow side borders with flowers. Excellent condition.

Provenance

Gift from Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Bever, in memory of Professor Rudolf Berliner, to the MFA, April 13, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Bever in memory of Professor Rudolf Berliner