Man's shawl (dopatta)

Indian (Ahmedabad)
17th century


Object Place: Hyderabad, India

Dimensions

328 x 53 cm (129 1/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

26.247

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave with gold metallic threads

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Ecclesiastical ornaments

Man’s yellow silk twill-weave shawl (dopatta) with overall design of one disc and four small ones framed in lattice woven with gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk). Narrow border with flowering vine woven with green, yellow, dark neutral blue silk, and silver thread surrounds it and edges deeper border at each end on which are flowering plants woven with same colors. Owner’s marks stamped on reverse side.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 2, 1926

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection