Panel from a Shawl

Object Name: Panel from a shawl

Date: first half 18th century

Geography: Attributed to India, Kashmir

Medium: Pashmina wool; double interlocking twill tapestry weave

Dimensions: Textile: L. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
W. 59 7/8 in. (152.1 cm)
Mount: L. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
W. 63 1/4 in. (160.7 cm)
D. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)

Classification: Textiles-Costumes

Credit Line: Gift of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, 1998

Accession Number: 1998.217


Through the eighteenth century, the ever popular flowering plants of the Shah Jahan period transformed into pinecone-shaped clusters of buds emanating from roots of stylized leaves. Here, the motif, called a bota, lines the edge panel of a shawl.