Wool, the central black medallion inhabited by five-clawed dragons, within large borders, each with two pairs of confronting tall boteh flanking minarets with bulbous roofs and pointed arches, backed, good condition
78 x 72½in. (198.1 x 184.2cm.)

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The central roundel of the shawl is surrounded by five-clawed dragons which is a rare and unusual feature, reflecting Tibetan or Chinese influence on the decoration. For a very similar shawl with dragons, see Pratapaditya Pal, The Arts of Kashmir, Asia Society, New York, 2007, fig.231, p.207.
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