Shawl or Sash Fragment [Top and Bottom]

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Kashmir, India, Asia

Late 18th century

Wool tapestry twill

8 1/16 x 9 7/16 inches (20.5 x 24 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Purchased with the Keehmle Fund, 1928

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This shawl fragment shows an early design of the boteh - a teardrop shape with an overhanging pendant tip. Made in the late eighteenth century, this shawl shows a tall boteh surrounded by flowering branches. The sawtooth effect created by the blue buds outlining each boteh is a design feature that continued for almost a century.