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Moon shawl (chandar)

Indian (Kashmir)
about 1820


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 65 x 65 in. (165.1 x 165.1 cm)

Accession Number

2010.327

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square off-white shawl with red, blue, green, and yellow field patterned with stylized vines and flowers with large circle in the center with small flowers and large boteh. Narrow borders with meandering carnation (?) motif.

Provenance

Before 2009, Michigan collection [see note 1]; December 2009, purchased by Douglas Bailey, Arlington, MA from an estate sale in Ann Arbor, MI; purchased from Bailey by the MFA (Accession date: May 19, 2010)

NOTES:
[1] See letter from Mr. Bailey dated April 21, 2010 in the curatorial file.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Denman Waldo Ross Collection