Man's shawl (dupatta)

Indian
17th or 18th century


Object Place: Aurangabad, India

Dimensions

332 x 58 cm (130 11/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.758

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s cream-colored cotton shawl (pale brown warp; cream weft) with design of deep border across each end with five stylized tree-of-life motifs woven with gold-wrapped thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk); narrow border on all sides with design of stylized floral motifs in gold-wrapped thread.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 4, 1930

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection