Double door of a cupboard

Double door of a cupboard, India, Kashmir, late 19th century, wood with lacquer painting and gold.
Courtesy of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

The boteh motif decorates a traditional wooden door from Kashmir, which Justus Brinckmann acquired for the MKG at the Vienna World’s Fair in 1873. It is one of the first acquisitions for the museums collection.