Fragment of shawl border

Indian (Kashmiri)
Afghan period
about 1800

Object Place: Kashmir, India


30 x 130 cm (11 13/16 x 51 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment of shawl border in white cashmere twill tapestry with design of row of boteh motifs comprised of dense floral pattern in pink, red, blue, yellow and green; between each boteh is a small flower at the base and a curving flower spray at the top; edge with narrow guard bands with meandering flowers.


Lent by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 20, 1913; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection