Shawl

Indian or Iranian, embroidered in Paris
1860s


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 182 x 187cm (71 5/8 x 73 5/8in.)

Accession Number

53.166

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square shawl of wool twill tapestry designed to be worn folded; main field of solid black surrounded by triple border, the central band woven in polychrome palmette design and stitched on; outer border formed of two sizes of small bits of different colored ground embroidered with polychrome wools in niche-enclosed floral designs and short fringe; inner border of smallscale flowers symmetrically arranged and embroidered with polychrome wools.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Kenneth T. Howe, in memory of Mis Thelma Bolton, to the MFA, February 12, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Kenneth T. Howe, in memory of Miss Thelma Bolton