Shawl Fragment (India), ca. 1800
This is a Shawl fragment. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is cashmere wool and its technique is single faced 2/2 twill tapestry weave. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.
One of the most important transitional shapes in paisley history is known as the Qajar boteh, in which the flowering bulbous base culminates in a curvilinear, hooked tip. The first appearance of this shape was around the mid-18th century, and foreshadowed the elongated shapes to come.
This object was
Lea S. Luquer.
It is credited
Gift of Lea S. Luquer.
Its dimensions are
Warp x Weft: 33.5 x 26 cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Shawl Fragment (India), ca. 1800; cashmere wool; Warp x Weft: 33.5 x 26 cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.); Gift of Lea S. Luquer; 1958-148-5-b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.