Shawl or scarf

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 176 x 85cm (69 5/16 x 33 7/16in.)

Accession Number

28.124

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, printed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s shawl or scarf of cream-white plain-weave silk with printed design of solid crimson central field surrounded on four sides by narrow band of small repeating boteh motifs in red and, outside that, wide border of scrolling vine with flowers and leaves in crimson and black on cream-white ground; narrow hand-stitched hem on each crosswise end.

Provenance

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates to the MFA, March 1, 1928

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates