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Shawl (India)

This is a Shawl. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1954. Its medium is wool and its technique is interlocking twill tapestry weave, embroidery. It is a part of the Textiles department.



The embroidered cones in the four corners of the center field were a common decoration known as kunjbutā. The embroiderer used the same color palette as in the woven areas to maintain uniformity.

This object was donated by Mrs. Evsei Beloussoff. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Evsie Beloussoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 127 × 79 cm (50 in. × 31 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Shawl (India); wool; H x W: 127 × 79 cm (50 in. × 31 1/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Evsie Beloussoff; 1954-58-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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