Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1850–70


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 183cm (72 1/16in.) Other: 183cm (72 1/16in.)

Accession Number

1975.752

Medium or Technique

Wool; embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square shawl of cashmere wool tapestry made in India for export. A solid blue central medallion with embroidered Indian or Indian-like inscription is surrounded by large square containing embroidered multicolored paisley design. Shawl is bordered with a wide band of paisley designs, a narrow band of pieced rectangular segments with floral decoration, and fringed edges.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Aimee and Miss Rosamond Lamb to the MFA, per A/D December 1975; ratified by V/C January 14, 1976

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb