Decorated with embroidered floral border.

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Kashmir, India, Asia

c. 1774

Cotton plain weave with silk embroidery in satin, straight, and chain stitches

9 feet 1 inches × 27 inches (276.9 × 68.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Lydia D. Taylor, 1960

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  • PublicationThe Fine Art of Textiles

    This shawl is said to have been presented by Warren Hastings, the first British governor-general in India, to Mrs. Matilda Trotter as a wedding present on her marriage to Captain Trotter at Calcutta in 1774. Dilys E. Blum, from The Fine Art of Textiles: The Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1997), p. 137.