Indian Shawl

Indian shawl, in cotton, with embroidered sprigs of flowers. India, late 18th century. Indian shawl, in cotton, with embroidered sprigs of flowers. India, late 18th century. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam acc. no. BK-NM-4964.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam houses an ivory-coloured, Indian shawl made of cotton crêpe. It measures 137 x 114 cm and is decorated with sprigs of flowers with a green leaf, embroidered in silk. It is dated to the late eighteenth century. A wooden block was probably used to transfer the outline of the motif to the cloth.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 10 August 2016).

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