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Part of shawl (chaddar)

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Half of a shawl (made up as a curtain) with deep red wool ground (paired warps and wefts) with light neutral cotton wefts and warps forming stripes near top and bottom, and one side. Design: geometric figures, birds, lozenges, squares and diagonals, worked in cross-stitch, squared ground stitch...

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Lent by Mrs. Samuel H. Waldstein to the MFA, August 13, 1942; Transferred to Benjamin and Robert Waldstein, Trustees, October 24, 1944; Gift from Mrs. Samuel H. Waldstein to the MFA, June 6, 1962

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Gift of Mrs. Samuel H. Waldstein

Indian (Bikanir, Rajputana), 19th century

Object Place

Bikanir, Rajputana, Indian


Legnth: 214.6 cm (84 1/2 in.) Width: 58.4 cm (23 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain-weave embroidered with wool and cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts