Shawl

Indian (Kashmir)
Sikh period
about 1825


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 125 5/8 x 51 in. (319.1 x 129.5 cm)

Accession Number

43.1506

Medium or Technique

Goat hair (pashmina) twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl of cashmere twill tapestry with white central field with small boteh motif in each outer corner and border design at each end of a row of large boteh motifs composed of sinuous and intertwining flowers and branches; a smaller border of boteh surround the central field; narrow guard bands have design of hooked vine overlaid with small flower petals in the form of lunar crescents; pieces of white cashmere are sewn along the border edges.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Harold Pitman to the MFA, December 9, 1943

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harold A. Pitman