Cashmere Textile
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1927.79
Title
Cashmere Textile
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
c. 1800
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Kashmir
Culture
Indian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Twill tapestry-woven pashmina (goat hair)
Dimensions
76.52 x 141.61 cm (30 1/8 x 55 3/4 in.)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross
Accession Year
1927
Object Number
1927.79
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions

Label Text: Pattern and Purpose. Decorative Arts of Islam., written 1994
Textile fragment
India, Kashmir, ca. 1800
Twill tapestry-woven pashmina (goat hair)
Gift of Denman W. Ross
1927.79

This section of "yard goods" (jamawar) made in Kashmir features two varieties of flowering plants in individual, vertically offset "plots." The near-monotony of the pattern is redeemed by the weaver's masterful manipulation of color.

Exhibition History

Earthly Paradise: Gardens in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/08/1993 - 08/22/1993

Silver and Shawls: India, Europe, and the Colonial Art Market, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/27/2005 - 01/29/2006

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