Paithani Brocade Shawl Fragment (Ashavali)

This fragment from a Paithani brocade shawl or ashavali was made in 19th century India. It is made out of linen with a brocaded center field bordered on the top and bottom with a pallav of interpenetrating dovetailed tapestry. The design features multi borders of florals. This type of work was produced in Paithan near Aurangabad, Maharashtra in North India.

Circa: 19th century

Origin: India

Material: Linen, silk and metallic thread.

Condition: Mounted on a wooden frame, creases, and stain to surface, fair

Dimensions: 28" x 45"

Inventory number: TX3339



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