Costume and Textiles
Shawl or Sash Fragment [Top and Bottom]Made in Kashmir, India, Asia
Late 18th century
Artist/maker unknown, India
Goat fleece, 2/2 double-interlocked twill tapestry
Currently not on view
1928-29-35cPurchased with the Keehmle Fund, 1928
LabelThis 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.