Shawl Fragment


From: India | Kashmir

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Pallu
Object Number A580E
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian
Provenience India | Kashmir
Period 19th Century
Date Made ca. 1800-1830
Section Asian
Materials Wool
Technique Tapestry Weave | Woven
Iconography Floral | Buta | Boteh | Mankolam | Kalka

This is a pallu (end piece) fragment, most likely from a palledar shawl from Kashmir. Weave structure is 2/2 weft-faced twill tapestry weave (kani) with double interlocking joints. The mango motif on the textile is known as mankolam or kalka, a symbol of fertility in the Subcontinent. The pattern gained its English name “paisley” after the town of Paisley in Scotland during the colonial period. Rectangular piece of cloth with 'torn' uneven edges.

Length 34 cm
Width 57 cm
Credit Line Purchased from F. P. Bhumgara & Company, 1904
Other Number A580B - Other Number

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