Scarf

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1820


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 203.2 x 37.5 cm (80 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

18.683

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Scarf of cashmere twill tapestry with white main field and crosswise borders (palla) at each end with design of row three large boteh motifs composed of flowers in gray-blue and black; narrow guard bands (hashia) with design of floral meander in dark blue, pink, red, green, and yellow; narrow white cashmere fringe along each border.

Provenance

Lent by Miss A. E. Newell, February 9, 1884; To become the property of the MFA upon the lender's death; Bequest of Miss Ann E. Newell, May 5, 1918

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ann E. Newell