Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
early 19th century


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

137 x 308 cm (53 15/16 x 121 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.753

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl of cashmere twill tapestry with yellowish-white ground and crosswise borders (palla) with design of row of large boteh motifs composed of floral motifs in pink, blue, green and white; narrow guard bands (hashia) with design of floral meander.

Provenance

By 1914, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel