Shawl

Indian (Kashmiri)
Afghan period
About 1815


Object Place: Kashmir, India

Dimensions

137 x 316 cm (53 15/16 x 124 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1755

Medium or Technique

Cashmere (fine goat hair and silk) twill tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shawl of cashmere twill tapestry with dark indigo blue central field with small both motifs in each outer corner and border design at each end of a single row of boteh motifs composed of a large radial flower enveloped by intertwining brances and smaller flowers in red, light and dark blue, yellow, light green and white; narrow gaurd bands have a white ground and a floral design, woven with the same colors as the border; pieces of blue and white cashmere are sewn along each border edge; on the sides are pieces of narrow bright red braid; on each corner is a piece of white cashmere. The mate to 04.272.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, May 19, 1904

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund