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Embroidered Kashmir Long Shawl, early19th century

Embroidered Kashmir Long Shawl, early19th century

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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.
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Object Name
Shawl, Kashmir
date made
early 19th century
place made
Physical Description
cashmere goat fleece (overall material)
twill weave, embroidered (overall production method/technique)
overall: 15 ft x 1 1/2 ft; 4.572 m x.4572 m
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Julia M. Green
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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