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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    Kashmir (made)
    England (worn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-60 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven goat-hair (pashmina)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss M. Davis

  • Museum number:

    IM.17-1915

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fine cream goat-hair (pashmina) shawl with narrow floral border in red, green and yellow around edges, and wider design along ends of repeating large floral motif in red, yellow, blue and green, Short, self fabric fringe

Place of Origin

Kashmir (made)
England (worn)

Date

ca. 1750-60 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

woven goat-hair (pashmina)

Descriptive line

Shawl, cream wool with red, yellow, blue and green floral design

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Crill, Rosemary, Arts of Asia, vol. 45, no. 5, September - October 2015, "The Fabric of India" Exhibition, p.74, pl. 17.

Labels and date

NEO-CLASSICAL STYLE

In Britain, softly draping muslin dresses became fashionable in the late 18th century as part of the Neo-classical style. They were intended to allude to the draperies of classical sculpture, but their elegance belied the poor conditions of the Indian weavers who supplied the cloth. Kashmir shawls were an ideal accessory. Following a French lead, they became immensely sought-after in Britain.

Dress
Cotton muslin, embroidered
Probably Dhaka, Bangladesh, made up in England,
1805-10
Given by Miss P. H.Rcw
V&A: Circ.30-1958

Shawl
Pashmina (goat-hair) (twill-tapestry weave)
Jammu and Kashmir, 1750-60
Given by Miss M.Davis
V&A: IM.17-1915 [03/10/2015-10/01/2016]

Materials

Goat hair

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Accessories; Fashion; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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