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Shawl

A work made of wool, pieced 2:2 twill weaves; embroidered with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in chain, detached chain, coral, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; main warp fringe.
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  • A work made of wool, pieced 2:2 twill weaves; embroidered with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in chain, detached chain, coral, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; main warp fringe.

Date:

1825/50

Artist:

India or Iran (Persia)

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Title

Shawl

Origin

India

Date

1825–1850

Medium

Wool, pieced 2:2 twill weaves; embroidered with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in chain, detached chain, coral, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; main warp fringe

Dimensions

239.8 × 216.1 cm (94 3/8 × 85 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Herbert L. Stern

Reference Number

1957.169

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