Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
1830s


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 143.5 x 320cm (56 1/2 x 126in.)

Accession Number

53.229

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long rectangular shawl; bright green ground, design in bright polychrome, deep borders, on two ends, of closely massed bright polychrome conventionalized floral medallions, cones and ogives, outline large-scale cones overlaid above floral motives; inner border of same design on all four sides, outer border (sewed on) of floral palmette and vine; central body of shawl not plain, but with two large tangent roundels with floral and cone frame; in center of each roundel, a tile-like floral rosette embroidered in polychrome; fringe, on two ends, of tabs of polychrome wool twill. .

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Oric Bates to the MFA, March 12, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates