Man's shawl (dupatta)

Indian
17th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

64.5 x 241 cm (25 3/8 x 94 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

28.56

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, hand-painted with pigments

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s shawl (dupatta) of plain-weave cotton with cream white central field with narrow border along each side of fleur-de-lis growing from undulating vine on a cream ground; across each end is a deep border with row of seven boteh motifs composed of plants bearing fleur-de-lis in pinkish-red with yellowish- green leaves.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, March 1, 1928

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund