Silk Road Collection
South Asia

A Kashmir Shawl with Patterns of Plants

  • South Asia
  • Kashmir, India
  • The 17th century
  • The Mughal Empire
  • wool
  • 288cm in width 118cm in length

Early Kashmir shawls used by Indian princes in the 17th century. The Kashmir shawl that remained during this period was very rare and is thus valuable. The white shawl is decorated with elegant laces of flower and grass patterns at both ends. The flower and grass patterns on the head gradually become round and denser and is the origin of the patterns of eddy.