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Man's shawl (dupatta)

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Man's cream-colored cotton shawl (pale brown warp; cream weft) with design of deep border across each end with five stylized tree-of-life motifs woven with gold-wrapped thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk); narrow border on all sides with design of stylized floral motifs in gold-wrapped...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 4, 1930

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian, 17th or 18th century

Object Place

Aurangabad, India

Dimensions

332 x 58 cm (130 11/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.758

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes