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Moon shawl (chandar)

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Square "moon" shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry and design in main field of diagonally-oriented rows of squares in red, blues, green, and yellow with a small flower (buti) inside each; central medallion with scalloped edges which contains vase, dish, leafy fronds and radial flower;...

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Alfred Greenough Collection; Bequest from Charles Henry Parker to the MFA, May 14, 1908

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

2010.32Indian (Kashmiri), Afghan period, late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Kashmir, India


Overall: 148 x 149 cm (58 1/4 x 58 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts