Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
19th century


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 134 x 284.5cm (52 3/4 x 112in.)

Accession Number

59.988

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry embroidered with wool

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular shawl of wool twill tapestry with cream-white central field with single, obliquely set, boteh motifs composed of flowers embroidered in polychrome wool; crosswise border at each end with row of seven curvilinear botehs composed of floral motifs surrounded by complex, small-scale floral ornament; narrower inner border on four sides with small angled botehs on stalks; narrow guard bands with floral meander; in one corner of field is a round green stamp; narrow white wool fringe at each crosswise end. Colors are red, pink, blue, green and white.

Provenance

Gift from the High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts to the MFA, December 10, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts