Shawl or scarf

Possibly Burmese
19th–20th century


Overall: 82.5 x 157cm (32 1/2 x 61 13/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with gold metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Shawl or scarf. Red silk warp yarns with red purple and orange silk plus orange metallic, weft yarns. Widthwise bands alternating in color and size. At the edges are vertical bands of gold colored metallic supplemental warp yarns. At the ends are areas of red warp fringe/open work which terminate in a narrow band with polychrome silk wefts. Good condition.


The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, March 13, 1950

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection