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  • Place of origin:

    Shetland Islands (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1866 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knitted wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Mary Nicholson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shawl of fine cream hand-knitted wool. Openwork with decorative mesh borders and motifs. In the centre, a panel consisting of two fancy patterns are arranged in stripes, within borders of two other patterns. Broad border of tree-like forms alternating with small plain strips, each containing three openwork diamonds on a mesh ground. Around this are further narrow bands of pattern and a scalloped edging.

Place of Origin

Shetland Islands (made)


ca. 1866 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Hand-knitted wool


Length: 68 in, Width: 55 in

Object history note

At the time of acquisition this shawl was said to have been made in 1866 as a replica of the shawl presented to Princess Alexandra of Wales (later Queen Alexandra) on her marriage to the Prince of Wales (Edward VII) in 1863.

Descriptive line

Shawl of fine hand-knitted wool, Shetland Islands, ca. 1866


Wool yarn




Fashion; Accessories; Clothing; Textiles; Scotland; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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