Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
1820 to 1825


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 111 x 53 1/2 in. (281.9 x 135.9 cm)

Accession Number

54.829

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry embroidered with wool, pieced

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long rectangular shawl of wool twill tapestry with main field of solid red and small floral boteh motifs embroidered in polychrome wool in each corner; deep border on each crosswise end with row of boteh motifs composed of small polychrome flowers; outer narrow guard bands of stylized meandering flowering vine on white ground.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Edward R. Mitten to the MFA, June 10, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton