Shawl or scarf

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 128 x 213cm (50 3/8 x 83 7/8in.)

Accession Number

25.198

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl or scarf of red plain-weave silk, embroidered with cream-white and deep blue silk in buttonhole and chain stitches, with overall repeating design in main field of small circular flowers with leaves and stems and narrow crosswise borders with row of stylized botehs enclosed in floral lozenge; narrow guard bands of small flowers and zigzag pattern.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, June 4, 1925

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection