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Black wool ground; borders densely embroidered with polychrome wool yarns. Wide end borders: figural scenes derived from Persian miniatures depicting the story of Shirin and Khusrau as told by Nizami (1175-76 A.D. (A.H. 571)); inscribed in Persian with verses from Nizami's Khamseh ("Five Poems")....

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Provenance

1936, loaned to the MFA; bequest from the estate of Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy to the MFA (Accession date: March 10, 1971)

Credit Line

Bequest of estate of Mrs. Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy

Indian (Kashmiri), about 1840

Object Place

Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 43.2 x 150 cm (17 x 59 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.88

Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes