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Panel from a Shawl

Object Name:
Panel from a shawl
Date:
first half 18th century
Geography:
India, Kashmir
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Pashmina wool; double interlocking twill tapestry weave
Dimensions:
Textile: L. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm) W. 59 7/8 in. (152.1 cm) Mount: L. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm) W. 63 1/4 in. (160.7 cm) D. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Costumes
Credit Line:
Gift of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.217
Not on view
Through the eighteenth century, the ever popular flowering plants of the Shah Jahan period transformed into pinecone-shaped clusters of buds emanating from roots of stylized leaves. Here, the motif, called a bota, lines the edge panel of a shawl.
[ Frank Ames, New York, until 1992; sold to Wolf]; Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, Toronto, Canada (1992–98; gifted to MMA)
Pal, Pratapaditya. The Arts of Kashmir. New York: Asia Society, 2007. p. 201, ill. fig. 223 (color).



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