Moon shawl (chandar)

Indian (Kashmiri)
about 1800


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 178 x 178cm (70 1/16 x 70 1/16in.)

Accession Number

21.1333

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry, wool, painted

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Moon shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry with cream white ground covered with small bird motifs in red and blue; central “moon” medallion composed of small butis in blue, red and pale green; narrow white wool guard band (hashia) with design of floral meander in blue, green, red and yellow-orange, added later; cream white wool fringe stitched on four sides; some fine hand-painting in green.

Provenance

Gift from Albert Farwell Bemis to the MFA, July 7, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Farwell Bemis