From: India | Kashmir

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Chand-dar
Object Number A568
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian
Provenience India | Kashmir
Period 19th Century
Date Made Mid to Late 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Wool | Silk
Technique Tapestry Weave | Sewn
Iconography Moon

"Moon" shawl, chand-dar, with stripes in white, red, green, yellow, purple and black with an irregular triangular design throughout. Circle in the center with a series of concentric circles in different colors. One red with eight wavy lines, with conical shapes in between the lines. The circle has a compound ring made of black lines and purple circles with a yellow background. The central design of the moon is repeated at each corner. Two of the edges have an additional strip of embroidery attached while the other two edges have embroidery on the cloth. Made using kani weaving.

Length 223.52 cm
Width 213.36 cm
Credit Line Purchased from F. P. Bhumgara & Company, 1904

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