Shawl or scarf

Indian
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 98 x 226cm (38 9/16 x 89in.)

Accession Number

19.720

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave weave with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl or scarf of red plain-weave silk with design in main field of repeating rows of flowers outlined in cream-white silk with solid cream-white centers; deep border on one end with row of boteh motifs and side borders composed of bands of various floral motifs with greenish-gold, cream and black silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

By 1914, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel