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Moon shawl (chandar)

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Square "moon" shawl (chandar) with main field of deep yellow filled with rows of red and green flowers; central white medallion with scalloped edge and a dense pattern of stylized flowers in red, orange, blue, yellow and green; in the corners are quarter sections which repeat the pattern of the...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, August 10, 1916

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Kashmir), Afghan period, 1770–75

Object Place

Kashmir, India

Dimensions

95 x 96 cm (37 3/8 x 37 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

16.304

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes