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Long rectangular shawl

Indian
Late 18th–early 19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

299 x 88 cm (117 11/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1779

Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery and drawn work

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White mull embroidered with white cotton; narrow border design on all four sides of repeat of pointed leaf or blossom with lance-shaped edges bent back on own stem; inner deep border on two short ends of repeat of slender cone made up of drawn work leaves, rosettes in interspaces. Very fragile, a number of holes and breaks many carefully darned, much yellowed, many brownish stains.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins