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Shawl (jamawar)

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Shawl of cashmere twill tapestry with white ground and overall design of densely intertwining flowering vines woven in red, pink, yellow, green and dark blue; narrow guard bands, added later; narrow white wool fringe on each crosswise end.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 21, 1913; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian, Sikh period, about 1830

Object Place

Kashmir, India

Dimensions

147 x 130 cm (57 7/8 x 51 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.511

Medium or Technique

Cashmere twill tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes