Moon shawl (chandar)

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1825

Object Place: Kashmir, India


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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