Moon shawl (chandar)

Indian (Kashmiri)
third quarter 18th century


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 54 1/2 x 54 1/2 in. (138.4 x 138.4 cm)

Accession Number

37.635

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square moon shawl (chandar) of wool twill tapestry with design in main field of cream ground covered with repeating rows of minute stylized floral motifs, central “moon” medallion composed of small buti motifs in red, green, yellow and black, four quarter medallions in each corner of same pattern; narrow guard bands of floral meander on four outer edges.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. William F. Warton to the MFA, October 14, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William F. Wharton