Moon shawl (chandar)

Indian (Kashmir)
Afghan period
1770–75


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

95 x 96 cm (37 3/8 x 37 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

16.304

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square “moon” shawl (chandar) with main field of deep yellow filled with rows of red and green flowers; central white medallion with scalloped edge and a dense pattern of stylized flowers in red, orange, blue, yellow and green; in the corners are quarter sections which repeat the pattern of the central medallion; sides and ends have a white border with a design of an undulating stem bearing stylized flowers.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, August 10, 1916

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection