Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
Sikh period
about 1830


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

121 x 277 cm (47 5/8 x 109 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.271

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long rectangular shawl of cashmere twill tapestry with dark red central field and border design on each end of single row of boteh motif composed of small flowers and leaves, between which are compartments of vertically oriented “arrowhead” motifs, in red, blue, green, white, and yellow; narrow guard bands have meandering vine and floral design on a white ground.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, May 19, 1904

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund