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Kashmir shawl
  • India or Pakistan
  • Kashmir shawl, circa 1870
  • Where object was made: Kashmir or Punjab, India or Pakistan
  • cashmere, wool, twill tapestry, silk thread, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 210 x 205 cm including fringe
    Object Length/Width: 83 x 81 in including fringe
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Perkins Central Court, 317, S1
  • 1928.0971
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Pieced wool twill tapestry (kani), comprising more than 200 tapestry pieces joined together with wool thread. Border embroidered in silk thred. Square shawl (Kasawa) with a black center. Near one corner of the black central panel, a signature inscription is embroidered in silk thread. Predominate colors are red and black. Designs in opposite corners are alike.