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Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Kashmir, India, Asia

c. 1867

Wool tapestry twill weave with wool embroidery in stem and chain stitches

6 feet 6 inches × 6 feet 4 inches (198.1 × 193 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

* Gallery 329, Asian Art, third floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans, 1936

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Combining 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.

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