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Wedding Shawl

Type: For Ceremony and Ritual
Object Name: Wedding Shawl
Place Made: Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner
People: Jat community
Period: 19th century
Date: 1800 - 1900
Dimensions: L 250 cm x W 127 cm
Materials: Wool; cotton
Techniques: Plain woven; embroidered; hand-sewn
ID Number: T85.0258
Credit: Gift of Aris Slesers

Tiny cross-stitches on red-brown cotton identify this as the embroidery of the Jats. The centre field is composed of a series of geometric grids that suggest aerial views of a village or a cosmic diagram.