Part of shawl (chaddar)

Indian (Bikanir, Rajputana)
19th century

Object Place: Bikanir, Rajputana, Indian


Legnth: 214.6 cm (84 1/2 in.) Width: 58.4 cm (23 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain-weave embroidered with wool and cotton

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Half of a shawl (made up as a curtain) with deep red wool ground (paired warps and wefts) with light neutral cotton wefts and warps forming stripes near top and bottom, and one side. Design: geometric figures, birds, lozenges, squares and diagonals, worked in cross-stitch, squared ground stitch and darning stitch with yellow and green wool and cream, blue and light blue cotton. Originally joined to another half (62.628) by open-work needle stitches. Turned in on sides and ends and lined with cotton sateen to make curtain with band of embriodered blue cotton stitched to edge on one side under lining.


Lent by Mrs. Samuel H. Waldstein to the MFA, August 13, 1942; Transferred to Benjamin and Robert Waldstein, Trustees, October 24, 1944; Gift from Mrs. Samuel H. Waldstein to the MFA, June 6, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel H. Waldstein