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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

08.278

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes