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Shawl

Indian
19th century


Object Place, India

Dimensions

Overall: 159 x 163cm (62 5/8 x 64 3/16in.)

Accession Number

45.324

Medium or Technique

Wool twill-weave embroidered with silk

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl with square central field divided by simple floral lines into four equal sections with black, orange, red, and white grounds respectively. In the outer corner of each, angled towards the center, is a large boteh motif flanked at the base by a symetrical grouping of round blossoms and leafy stalks. Bordered on all sides by a repeating, angled boteh surrounded by various round blossoms, leaves and smaller botehs; densely embroidered, predominantly in satin stitch, in yellow, blue, red, green and other floss silk yarns on a wool ground; lined.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick, April 1, 1945

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection