Object Place: Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
119.3 cm (46 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain-weave gauze with silver and gilt discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts
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Square shawl of dark blue silk gauze and design woven and brocaded in silver wire and gilded silver wire wound on silk cores and red silk. Outer border of herringbone weave in gilded silver with narrow strips of red on each side. Wide inner border of lattice-work with rosettes in silver and gold. Central field has rows of boteh motifs brocaded in gold, and a large boteh motif at each corner brocaded in gold and silver herringbone weave.
Gift from Miss Lucy T. Aldrich to the MFA, in memory of Miss Minnie A. McFadden, April 8, 1948
Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich in memory of Miss Minnie A. McFadden