|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||India | Kashmir|
|Date Made||ca. 1800-1830|
|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.
|Credit Line||Purchased from F. P. Bhumgara & Company, 1904|
|Other Number||A580B - Other Number|
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