Shawl Fragment (India), early 19th century
This is a Shawl fragment. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1954. Its medium is wool and its technique is interlocked twill tapestry weave. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.
The boteh, or paisley motif, is derived from Persian, Indian, and European sources, and developed its current form, characterized by a wilting tip, during the western craze for Kashmir shawls in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
This object was
Mrs. Evsei Beloussoff.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Evsie Beloussoff.
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Its dimensions are
Warp x Weft: 60 x 21 cm (23 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Shawl Fragment (India), early 19th century; wool; Warp x Weft: 60 x 21 cm (23 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Evsie Beloussoff; 1954-58-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.