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Shawl Fragment

Object Number:A580E
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Kashmir
Date Made: 17th Century - 1904
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1904
Section:Asian
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Woven
Iconography:Mankolam
Kalka
Length: 34 cm
Width: 57 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from F. P. Bhumgara & Company, 1904
Other Number:A580B - Other Number

Description

Fragment of a jamawar tapestry-weave shawl from Kashmir. 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.

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