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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840-1846 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk and wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Alastair Goldsworthy

  • Museum number:

    T.70-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long woven shawl with a black ground. The warp, dyed black for the plain black centre and inner gallery of pattern, is pinky-red for the side and end guard-stripe and main border and harlequin for the ends which are woven with weft in dark red, yellow, pale blue, light red, green, orange and dark red in areas 8-9 inches x 0.75 inch. There is a green silk warp faced twill selvedge.

The pattern of both main border (21 inches deep) and gallery (13 inches deep) is a slanted crossed cones over ogees of strapwork and semi-naturalistic flowers, the latter breaking out in cresting into the field. Guard-stripes 4.25 inches wide run round the sides and ends and separate the border from the gallery.

Colours, typical of the mid 1840s, are in two tones of red, a yellow that looks orange and a greenish-brown that looks a strong yellow-green, blue, pink and white. Weft is all wool, and warp is wool and silk.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1840-1846 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk and wool

Dimensions

Length: 120 in, Length: 302 cm, Width: 62.75 in, Width: 158 cm

Descriptive line

Long woven shawl of silk and wool, possibly made in Great Britain or France, ca. 1840-1846

Categories

Textiles; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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