• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 79

    A SAFFRON YELLOW JAMAWAR SHAWL

    KASHMIR, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SAFFRON YELLOW JAMAWAR SHAWL
    KASHMIR, 19TH CENTURY
    The borders attached to a later field and woven with floral mosaic, interspersed with hunters, tigers and birds
    120 x 54 in. (305 x 137 cm.)


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    The figures and animals in this shawl's pallu are most unusual. A similar shawl is discussed in John Irwin, Shawls, London, 1955.

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