Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
1865-1875


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

214 x 213 cm (84 1/4 x 83 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1039

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square cashmere twill tapestry shawl with design in central field of large curvilinear boteh motifs which emanate from central black star-shaped medallion various shades of red, bright purple, green, bright blue, black, white, and yellow; pieced and stitched together; on four sides is narrow border of tabs in white, red, black, blue, yellow, and green cashmere, which are embroidered with various motifs.

Provenance

Gift of A. H. Buck to the MFA, May 26, 1903

Credit Line

Gift of A. H. Buck