Indian (Kashmiri)
Sikh period
about 1830

Object Place: Kashmir, India


146 x 295 cm (57 1/2 x 116 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long rectangular shawl of wool twill tapestry and bright red central field with border design on each end of a row of large narrow sweeping botehs with swaying fan-like flowers, on top of which is a row of smaller botehs arranged at alternating angles to each other, in pink, red, blue, green, yellow, black, and white; narrow guard bands of meandering flower and vine pattern on a white ground.

Elaborate and festive design compositions, such as this, designate this piece as a ‘celebration shawl.’


Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, May 3, 1934

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy