Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
1840s


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 140cm (55 1/8in.) Other (without fringe): 3215cm (1265 3/4in.) Other (fringe): 4cm (1 9/16in.)

Accession Number

53.1090

Medium or Technique

Weaving, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long rectangular woven shawl; red ground; deep border of cone motives each with central conventionalized tree (?); outer border, on all four sides, of minute serpentine vine with flowering branches in interspaces; inner border, on all four sides, of small floral cone outlines; two shades of red predominating in borders; borders woven separately and applied to plain red center with embroidery; warp fringe ont wo ends; several small moth holes.

Provenance

Gift from Miss E. Elizabeth Sears to the MFA, June 16, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears