Moon shawl (chandar)
Object Place: Kashmir, India
L x W: 140 x 154 cm (55 1/8 x 60 5/8 in. )
Medium or Technique
Cashmere twill tapestry, silk
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Moon shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry with red ground covered with overall repeating design of small boteh motifs in light and dark blue, yellow, white and red; central “moon” medallion composed of floral motifs with quarter medallion of similar design in each corner; narrow white guard bands (hashes) with design of floral meander in wool and silk.
Given anonymously to the MFA, January 6, 1916