Shawl

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Height x width: 73 x 78 in. (185.4 x 198.1 cm)

Accession Number

52.1676

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square shawl of wool twill tapestry with black central field and four large obliquely set curvilinear floral boteh motifs in each corner; deep border on four sides of large, tilted curvilinear botehs embroidered in polychrome silks; narrow guard bands with floral meander; narrow black wool fringe on each crosswise end.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Aimee Lamb and Miss Rosa Lamb to the MFA, November 13, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb