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Moon shawl (chandar)

Square off-white shawl with red, blue, green, and yellow field patterned with stylized vines and flowers with large circle in the center with small flowers and large boteh. Narrow borders with meandering carnation (?) motif.


Before 2009, Michigan collection [see note 1]; December 2009, purchased by Douglas Bailey, Arlington, MA from an estate sale in Ann Arbor, MI; purchased from Bailey by the MFA (Accession date: May 19, 2010) NOTES: [1] See letter from Mr. Bailey dated April 21, 2010 in the curatorial file.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Kashmir), about 1820

Object Place

Kashmir, India


Height x width: 65 x 65 in. (165.1 x 165.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool twill tapestry weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts