Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1820s


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Height: 301cm (118 1/2in.) Width: 132.1cm (52in.)

Accession Number

1986.776

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long rectangular shawl of wool twill tapestry with cream-colored central field and deep border on each crosswise end with design of row of large boteh motifs composed of dense floral mosaic in dark blue, red, and pale green wool yarns along borders; similar smaller boteh motifs along lengthwise edges; narrow guard bands have meandering floral pattern.

Provenance

Gift from anonymous donor to the MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Anonymous gift