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Man's sash (patka)

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Sash (patka) of deep red (cochineal) wool twill tapestry with border design on each end of six boteh motifs with blossoms formed by Chinese-style clouds in blue, green, yellow and white. An important element of male courtly attire in sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century India, the...

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Gift from Mrs. William Tudor Gardiner to the MFA on December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Tudor Gardiner

Indian (Kashmiri), Mughal period, late 17th or early 18th century

Object Place

Kashmir, India


Overall: 67 x 203.2 cm (26 3/8 x 80 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry-weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts