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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    ca. 1843-1846 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk and wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Alastair Goldsworthy

  • Museum number:

    T.69-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long woven shawl. The border, gallery and guard-stripes merge in a design of almost gothic leaf-forms and strapwork fillings, over which pines lie in outline, fairly upright in the border, slanting in the gallery. One pine projects into the lower guard stripe motifs, and one pine is upside down. Powerful finials projecting into the white centre are in the shapes of the 1830s to 1840s and the colours of the 1840s.

There are neat, harlequined end blocks of bright red, black, pale blue, green and yellow, about 0.5 inch x 6 inches each. A ground weft runs across the back of these.

These colours plus a pale lilac-pink, and with a very dark brown in place of black, make up the pattern colours. The yellow pattern weft is silk, all the rest in wool.

The selvedge is in a plain weave with paired warp (green silk) and weft (brown wool) threads.

Place of Origin

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

Date

ca. 1843-1846 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk and wool

Dimensions

Length: 126 in, Width: 64 in, Length: 21 in side gallery and cresting, Length: 45.5 in end border, gallery

Descriptive line

Long woven shawl of silk and wool, possibly made in Great Britain or France, ca. 1843-1846

Production Note

Paisley?

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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