Embroidered Kashmir Cape with Figures, India C1840’s
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Cape made from fine pashmina shawl handwoven and embroidered in Kashmir, northern India in the first half of the 19th century.
Most probably made from an earlier Kashmir shawl and fashioned into a cape for the fashion conscious European market.
Borders and collar abound with seated figures, birds and animals.
In excellent condition with a later silk lining.
across shoulders: 48 cm
nape neck to hem: 62 cm
length collar: 36 cm