Buta on Waistband. Afghan Period. Kashmir. Mid 18th Century. Paisley Buta. c 1700-1730. Kashmir Design. The design started to evolved further into an abstract motif due to the complex nature of the designs being started to be woven on Kashmir shawls.
One of the thirty-drawings that Moorcroft got copied from finished shawls that were commissioned by buyer from Russia, Persian and India. Gooleeanar – Moorcroft (painted by a Kashmiri Naqash on paper in brilliant colored gouache) – Circa 1823