Man's shawl (dopatta)

Indian (Ahmedabad)
17th century

Object Place: Hyderabad, India


328 x 53 cm (129 1/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave with gold metallic threads

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts


Ecclesiastical ornaments

Man’s yellow silk twill-weave shawl (dopatta) with overall design of one disc and four small ones framed in lattice woven with gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk). Narrow border with flowering vine woven with green, yellow, dark neutral blue silk, and silver thread surrounds it and edges deeper border at each end on which are flowering plants woven with same colors. Owner’s marks stamped on reverse side.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 2, 1926

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection