Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
first quarter of 19th century


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 137.3 x 337cm (54 1/16 x 132 11/16in.)

Accession Number

53.2128

Medium or Technique

Weaving

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long rectangular shawl; white ground with deep polychrome cone motive border at each of short ends, dark blue and red predominating, each cone composed of symmetrically arranged minute floral forms; inner border, on all four sides, of minute floral design; white ground, large emroidered floral cone set into each corner of ground; all borders woven separately and sewed to ground.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Ellen W. Coolidge to the MFA, September 10, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen W. Coolidge