Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
Afghan period
about 1815


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

137 x 309 cm (53 15/16 x 121 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.272

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl of cashmere twill tapestry with dark indigo blue central field with small both motifs in each outer corner and border design at each end of a single row of boteh motifs composed of a large radial flower enveloped by intertwining brances and smaller flowers in red, light and dark blue, yellow, light green and white; narrow gaurd bands have a white ground and a floral design, woven with the same colors as the border; pieces of blue and white cashmere are sewn along each border edge. The mate to 04.1755

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, May 19, 1904

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund