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c.1851 (made)
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Black knitted shawl embroidered in green and orange flowers.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
nettle fibre, knitted and embroidered
Brief Description
Black shawl knitted from nettle fibres, embroidered in green and orange. British, c.1851. Great Exhibition.
Physical Description
Black knitted shawl embroidered in green and orange flowers.
  • Length: 170cm
  • Width: 120cm
  • Width: 2700mm (approximate) (Note: including fringe)
  • Length: 2700mm (approximate) (Note: including fringe)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Harry Matthews
Object history
Reportedly this shawl was exhibited at the Great Exhibition (V&A), probably the 1861 Exhibition. It belonged at one point to Mrs A. J. Spender, widow of the histiorian, weiter and editor of The Westminster Gazette.
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record createdAugust 20, 2015
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