Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1820


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 131.5 x 265cm (51 3/4 x 104 5/16in.)

Accession Number

51.2567

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry weave, embroidered with wool

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl of wool twill tapestry with central field of red and deep borders on each crosswise end with design of row of boteh motifs composed of small scale flowers woven with polychrome wools; border on two long sides of floral cones embroidered with polychrome wools; single cone of twill tapestry weave set in each inner corner; short piece of fringed red wool sewed on each short end.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Gertrude Townshed to the MFA, November 8, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend