Square shawl

18th or early 19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 204 x 202.9cm (80 5/16 x 79 7/8in.)

Accession Number

46.790

Medium or Technique

Cotton ground brocaded with metallic threads, tapestry-woven borders of silk and metallic threads

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brownish orange sheer cotton ground with all-over gold brocaded lozenge motif, on all four sides deep tapestry woven bands of brilliant polychrome flowering vines on gold background. Several small stains, one small hole.

Provenance

Purchsed by the MFA, September 12, 1946

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund