Man's shawl (dupatta)

Indian
17th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

59.5 x 313.5 cm (23 7/16 x 123 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.757

Medium or Technique

Tussah silk plain-weave, silk and gilt 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 six 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 green, pink, yellow and blue silk and 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