Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 132 x 264cm (51 15/16 x 103 15/16in.)

Accession Number

52.471

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular shawl of wool twill tapestry with cream-white central field with small boteh floral spray in each corner, angled toward center; crosswise border (palla) at each end with two horizontal rows of boteh motifs composed of various flowers and leafy stalks; narrow guard bands with undulating foliate stalk motif. Colors are red, pink, blue, yellow and white; two corner sprays replaced from a similar piece; lining added later.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, April 15, 1952

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection