Lot 137
 
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5 ft 5 in x 5 ft 3 in (168 x 164 cm)



Kashmiri shawls were considered a fashionable accessory in France and Britain during the 18th century. Among other nobles, Napoleon's wife, the Empress Josephine, possessed a large collection of Kashmiri shawls, rumored to number about 200. Napolean is also known to have worn them. This craze for shawls from Kashmir, which were objects of luxury, soon impressed weavers in Europe, who began imitating their designs, weaving them on the Jacquard looms. The Jacquard loom was invented by Joseph Jacquard in 1801, and made the weaving of intricate designs simpler and faster.The Jacquard loom was invented by Joseph Jacquard in 1801, and made the weaving of intricate designs simpler and faster.

This Jaquard 'rumal' shawl was made in a square shape so that it could be folded into a triangle to form a cape, and be worn over the shoulder mantle.




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  Lot 137 of 137  

TRAVEL AND LEISURE AUCTION
29-30 JULY 2013

Estimate
$1,295 - 1,725
Rs 75,000 - 1,00,000

Winning Bid
$3,335
Rs 1,93,430
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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