Embroidered Kashmir Long Shawl, early19th century


Embroidered Kashmir Long Shawl, early 19th century? Long shawl or dochalla, 15 feet long by 1 1/2 feet wide. A plain grey center of fine cashmere, woven in a 2/2 twill, to the left; with a 2 1/1" matching grey fringe at either short end. A one foot wide palla or border at each end, entirely embroidered. Multi-color embroidery in a cone/buta/paisley design with a network of flower fill. Four corner ornaments in the same cone/buta motif. A 5/8" wide woven border runs down each side of the length. Originally owned by Mrs. E. M. Green, grandmother of the donor, in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Given by the donor in 1947.

Date Made: early 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Kashmir

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Julia M. Green

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T09922.000Catalog Number: T09922.000Accession Number: 177011

Object Name: Shawl, Kashmir

Physical Description: cashmere goat fleece (overall material)twill weave, embroidered (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 15 ft x 1 1/2 ft; 4.572 m x .4572 m

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-cafc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_621483

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