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Shawl (India)

This is a Shawl. It is dated 1801–50 and we acquired it in 1955. Its medium is wool and its technique is tapestry weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.



Chandar, or moon shawls, were modeled after 16th-century Ottoman carpets. The flowering plant version of the paisley motif, seen within the field of colored stripes, can be traced to the Mughal period (1586–1753) in India.

This object was donated by Provident Securities Co. and Estate of Mr. & Mrs. William H. Crocker. It is credited Gift of Provident Securities Company from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 156.2 x 142.2 cm (61 1/2 x 56 in.)

Cite this object as

Shawl (India); wool; H x W: 156.2 x 142.2 cm (61 1/2 x 56 in.); Gift of Provident Securities Company from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker; 1955-133-16

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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