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Rectangular shawl of twill tapestry weave with embroidered outer borders, polychrome wool yarn. Center: black sprinkled with floral motifs, edged with ogee arches alternating with curved design possibly referring to Kashmiri houseboats. Center flanked by 5 bands of decoration on each side: 1)...

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Provenance

Gift from Miss E. D. Boardman to the MFA, December 1, 1932

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. D. Boardman

Indian (Kashmiri), mid-19th century

Object Place

Kashmir, India

Dimensions

14200 x 355.5 cm (5590 9/16 x 139 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

32.425

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry-weave, wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes