Moon shawl (chandar)
Object Place: Kashmir, India
129 x 123 cm (50 13/16 x 48 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cashmere twill tapestry
Not On View
Moon shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry with white ground covered with overall repeating pattern of small dark blue and red buti motifs; central “moon” medallion composed of buti motifs in red, yellow and blue with quarter medallions of same pattern in each corner; narrow guard bands (hashia) with design of floral meander; narrow white cashmere fringe stitched along each crosswise end.
By 1914, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)
 See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.
Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel