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Fragment of a shawl

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Fragment of shawl in dark blue cashmere twill tapestry and design of stylized leaves forming diamond lattice and enclosing small flowers (butis) in light blue, yellow, white and red; along one edge is a narrow border (hashia) with meandering floral pattern.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 30, 1899

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Kashmiri), Afghan period, late 18th century

Object Place

Kashmir, India


Height x width: 26 3/4 x 18 5/16 in. (68 x 46.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts