Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1845


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 158.8 x 180.3 cm (62 1/2 x 71 in.)

Accession Number

34.182

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl of wool twill tapestry and wool embroidery with white ground and design of central diamond-shaped medallion composed of floral boteh motifs surrounded by four large medallions, in each quadrant, composed of a ring of floral botehs, scrolling botehs and flowers between medallions; colors are red, pink, green, blue-green, yellow and black; guard bands (hashia) on all four sides of floral meander; narrow fringe on each crosswise end constructed of white, blue, black, red and green wool color tabs.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. George H. Davenport to the MFA, June 7, 1934

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George H. Davenport