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Border Fragment of a Shawl

early 1800s
Overall: 33 x 52.7 cm (13 x 20 3/4 in.); Mounted: 20 x 70.5 cm (7 7/8 x 27 3/4 in.)
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Location: 237 Himalayan

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The right edge of this textile features a repeating row of wild mulberries and flowers.

Description

Green, yellow, red, blue, and white woolen threads were woven to create the instantly recognizable Kashmiri teardrop flower patterns on this shawl border. Such a work was part of a larger textile, which would have entranced the viewer with its complexity and vibrancy, especially as it moved with the wearer and contrasted with other articles of clothing.
Border Fragment of a Shawl

Border Fragment of a Shawl

early 1800s

Kashmir

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