Part of shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
early 19th century


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 28 1/2 x 53 1/2 in. (72.4 x 135.9 cm)

Accession Number

19.751

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry, embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Part of wool twill tapestry shawl with main field of solid cream and border design on three sides of repeating floral motifs in pink and blue; in each corner of the main field is a boteh motif embroidered in dark blue, green, pink and yellow wool; guard bands along sides have meandering floral pattern; short cream wool fringe on crosswise end.

Provenance

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)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel