Shawl or wall hanging

Indian (Kashmiri)
1850–1900


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 212 x 132.5cm (83 7/16 x 52 3/16in.)

Accession Number

48.1004

Medium or Technique

Wool embroidery on wool twill ground, with silk ribbon binding

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Field: large cypress tree within a mihrab, containing buta designs and twisting strapwork. Two confronted birds regardant near apex, surrounded by dense floral designs. Two birds at base of field on a mound. Border: repeat pattern of two birds beneath a flowered tree with another tree-like motif on eithere side. Guard band: small repeating buta motif. Predominant colors: green, red, blue, and yellow. Wool yarns on a wool twill ground.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, September 8, 1948

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection