Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1810


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 134 x 303cm (52 3/4 x 119 5/16in.)

Accession Number

53.535

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long, rectangular shawl of wool twill tapestry with cream white main field surrounded by repeating boteh motifs on all four sides and crosswise borders (palla) at each end with design of row of ten boteh motifs composed of flowers in bluish-green and rose predominating; narrow white wool guard band (hashia) on all four sides with design of small repeating floral motifs; narrow cream white wool fringe on each crosswise end.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Emily Hallowell to the MFA, May 14, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emily Hallowell