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Moon shawl (chandar)

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Moon shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry with cream white ground covered with small bird motifs in red and blue; central "moon" medallion composed of small butis in blue, red and pale green; narrow white wool guard band (hashia) with design of floral meander in blue, green, red and...

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Provenance

Gift from Albert Farwell Bemis to the MFA, July 7, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Farwell Bemis

Indian (Kashmiri), about 1800

Object Place

Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 178 x 178cm (70 1/16 x 70 1/16in.)

Accession Number

21.1333

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry, wool, painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes