93. Wrapped in Beauty: The Koelz Collection of Kashmiri Shawls

Author(s): Grace Beardsley in collaboration with Carla M. Sinopoli


This richly-illustrated volume examines the remarkable Kashmiri shawls of the Walter Koelz Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology. Part I presents the history, production, and forms and ornamentation of Kashmiri shawls, focusing on how the social contexts of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries and the advent of the Jacquard loom impacted shawl development. Part II is a detailed descriptive catalogue of the shawls in the Koelz Collection.  An accompanying CD-ROM includes color illustrations of the shawls in the collection, as well as a transcribed manuscript by Koelz.

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See related books:
98. The Himalayan Journey of Walter N. Koelz, by Carla M. Sinopoli
71. Persian Diary, 1939-1941, by Walter N. Koelz

Publication Information:

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Month of Publication: January

Year of Publication: 2005

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

# of Pages: 246

Additional Information:

Price: $28

ISBN: 978-0-915703-60-9

Monograph Series / Number: Anthropological Papers, 93

Tables / Illustrations: 3 tables, 96 figures, plus 57 color illustr.