Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
1830s


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

134 x 311 cm (52 3/4 x 122 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2795

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry, pieced

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl of wool twill tapestry in three pieces; central field is white with deep surrounded with wide and narrow guard bands with meandering floral pattern and rows of small boteh motifs set obliquely to each other; deep borders on each crosswise end with row of large boteh motifs composed of densely arranged floral and plant motifs; colors are dark blue, light green, yellow, red and white. Probably for a European commission.

Provenance

Bequest from Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury to the MFA, September 4, 1913

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury