Shawl

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 118 x 122cm (46 7/16 x 48 1/16in.)

Accession Number

51.524

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square, plain-weave red silk shawl with design in main field of rows of small repeating boteh motifs and a large boteh motif at each corner, angled towards the center, embroidered in silk and gold metallic yarns; inner border has design of dense lattice/lozenge pattern; outer border has dense zigzag pattern.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, April 2, 1951

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection