Moon Shawl (Chand-dar) Maker: Unknown

ca. 1830

Asian Art

Not on view

Popular throughout Europe in the nineteenth century, the moon shawl first appeared in the Kashmiri industry around 1680 and features a central moon-shaped medallion with quarter medallions at the four corners, a design taken from Turkish carpets. This shawl is woven with goat’s fleece, often known as "cashmere" after Kashmir, the region of northwestern India where this wool was commonly used.


Goat fleece, interlocked twill tapestry weave


63 9/16 × 67 5/16 in. (161.5 × 171 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)


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Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955) New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • The Kashmir Shawl, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), no. 13, ill.

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Object/Work type

clothing, shawls

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