Moon shawl (chandar)

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1825


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 173 x 168cm (68 1/8 x 66 1/8in.)

Accession Number

15.503

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square moon shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry with white ground and design of central medallion composed of dense floral motif and quarter medallions of same patter in each corner; main field is filled with sinuous boteh motifs surrounded by intertwining branches and leaves and smaller botehs; outer guard bands of meandering floral pattern on all four sides; band of white cashmere with small fringe in sewn along two edges.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 20, 1913; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection