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Moon shawl (chandar)

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Moon shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry with red ground covered with overall repeating design of small boteh motifs in light and dark blue, yellow, white and red; central "moon" medallion composed of floral motifs with quarter medallion of similar design in each corner; narrow white guard...

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Provenance

Given anonymously to the MFA, January 6, 1916

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Indian (Kashmiri), about 1810

Object Place

Kashmir, India

Dimensions

L x W: 140 x 154 cm (55 1/8 x 60 5/8 in. )

Accession Number

16.10

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry, silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes