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Moon shawl (chandar)

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Moon shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry with white ground covered with overall repeating pattern of small dark blue and red buti motifs; central "moon" medallion composed of buti motifs in red, yellow and blue with quarter medallions of same pattern in each corner; narrow guard bands...

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Provenance

Lent by Hervey E. Wetzel to the MFA, June 11, 1914; Returned to the lender, September 25, 1914; Gift from Albertine W. F. Valentine residuary legatee under the will over Hervey E. Wetzel to the MFA, March 31, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel

Indian, about 1810

Object Place

Kashmir, India

Dimensions

129 x 123 cm (50 13/16 x 48 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.749

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes