Indian (Kashmiri)
Afghan period
about 1815

Object Place: Kashmir, India


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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


Purchased by the MFA, May 19, 1904

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund