Two fragments of a shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1845

Object Place: Kashmir, India


Height x width: 44 1/2 x 47 in. (113 x 119.4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry, paint

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment of cashmere twill tapestry shawl with dark red ground and design of tall, curvilinear plant forms woven with light and dark blue, light green, pink, pale yellow and white; across the end of each piece are two narrow floral borders; the upper border is cut by the stems and leaves of the tall plants of the main field; some areas of blue are touched up by paint.


Purchased by the MFA, May 19, 1904

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund