Shawl with Blossoms Maker: Unknown

18th century

Asian Art

Not on view

With masterful design and technique, this long jamawar shawl features a dense network of flowers contained within narrow bands of red, white, and black. The geometric blossoms, flattened and made angular by the twill tapestry weave, successfully integrate the structure and ornament of the fabric.


Goat's wool; interlocking twill tapestry weave


42 × 129 7/8 in. (106.7 × 329.9 cm)

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Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

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Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)


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Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955) New York, purchased in Istanbul, Turkey; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1939

  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 283, ill.
  • Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 31, no. 25, ill.
  • The Kashmir Shawl, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 15–17, no. 9, fig. 6.

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