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Square shawl of wool twill tapestry with deep red main field surrounded on four sides by narrow stitched border of obliquely placed repeating boteh motifs composed of flowers in white, blue, yellow, red, pink and black; narrow guard band with design of floral meander; in two corners, diagonally...

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Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Gertrude Townsend to the MFA, November 8, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

Indian (Kashmiri), Second quarter 19th century

Object Place

Kashmir, India

Dimensions

Overall: 156.5 x 159cm (61 5/8 x 62 5/8in.)

Accession Number

51.2569

Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes