Shawl

Indian (Aurangabad)
18th century


Object Place: Aurangabad, India

Dimensions

125 x 312 cm (49 3/16 x 122 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.266

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with cotton and gold metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long rectangular shawl, sheer white cotton ground with overall design of minute repeating white cotton brocaded quatrefoils; narrow gold brocaded vertical stripes of fine leaves on central stem, plain gold borders on long sides, deep end borders of cone design brocaded in gold, one large gold brocaded cone in each of four corners.

Provenance

Gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. to the MFA, March 10, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.