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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    Norwich (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1862 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Museum number:

    T.177-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silk, woven on a harness-loom. In the middle there is a plain white rectangular panel. The rest is filled with closely-packed ornaments based on the "cone" devices of Kashmiri shawls. Colours are white, crimson, yellow, light crimson, green, black, and blue. At each end is a fringe formed from the warp threads.

Place of Origin

Norwich (made)

Date

ca. 1862 (designed)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Marks and inscriptions

'CALEY SHAWLMAN AND SILK MERCER TO THE QUEEN AND PRINCESS OF WALES. NORWICH / IMPORTER OF CONTINENTAL MANUFACTURES'
On label sewn on back

Dimensions

Length: 141 in, Width: 70 in

Object history note

Registered File no. 1929/11161.

Descriptive line

Woven silk with Caley stamp; English; ca. 1867.

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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