Costume and Textiles
ShawlMade in Kashmir, India, Asia
Artist/maker unknown, India
Wool interlocked twill tapestry weave with wool embroidery in chain stitch
Currently not on view
1936-22-7Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans, 1936
LabelCombining French and Indian influences in its strong graphics and delicate detailing, this innovatively designed Indian shawl is dominated by its central wheel-spoke pattern surrounded by French-style drapery, graceful flowering plants that recall Mughal examples, and small arches that enclose pairs of botehs - or paisley designs - facing trees of life.