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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silk gauze with applied quilted silk, and knotted silk fringe

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the family of Major and Mrs. W. Mackay Mackenzie

  • Museum number:

    T.217-1915

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shawl of black silk gauze with broad applied bands and borders of quilted black silk. There is a knotted silk fringe all around of the same colour.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1860-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

silk gauze with applied quilted silk, and knotted silk fringe

Dimensions

Length: 180.3 cm including fringe, Width: 180.3 cm including fringe, Width: 159 cm, Length: 162 cm

Object history note

Called by Mrs. Hamilton (from whom it was received) 'a mantle-shawl'

Historical context note

The shawl is intended to fold into a triangular shape. The two bands cross each other at right angles in the middle.

Descriptive line

woven silk, 1860-1900, British; Square turnover, black, applied quilting

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Quilting; Knotting

Categories

Fashion; Textiles; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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