Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
1850–75


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 143 x 355cm (56 5/16 x 139 3/4in.)

Accession Number

69.1282

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long rectangular pieced shawl of wool twill tapestry with some embroidered accents in white, red, yellow, green, blue, purple, magenta and black; design in main field of central white fleur-de-lis with embroidered inscription, surrounded by very elongated boteh motifs with scrolled ends; border on all four sides with design of continuous S-curves with small boteh motifs; on each end of shawl is a narrow embroidered border with tab fringe.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Donald Scott to the MFA, November 19, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Donald Scott