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Moon shawl (chandar)

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Moon shawl (chandar) of cashmere twill tapestry with design in the main field of dark red ground with central "moon" medallion composed of floral motifs with quarter medallions of similar design in each corner; rest of field has overall repeating design of flower-filled vases in dark and bright...

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Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 20, 1913; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian or Iranian, early 19th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

163 x 163 cm (64 3/16 x 64 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.515

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry, silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes