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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1830-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk and cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Alastair Goldsworthy

  • Museum number:

    T.67-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Square shawl of white woven silk and cotton. Within a guard-stripe width border of a repeating lattice like joined wreaths of flowers is an inner border with a stylised floral cresting at each edge, comprising another lattice in brown bearing red diamonds crossed by green leaves. The field is covered with a single repeated sprig turned in four different directions to utilise the repeat of 2.25 inches in the border patterns. On a white silk ground the pattern is in red, blue, green and brown cotton and yellow silk.

There is a short wispy white silk fringe applied on all four sides. The ground is in 3/1 twill, a proportion of the warp binding the pattern weft in a tabby 'brick' effect.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)

Date

1830-1840 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk and cotton

Dimensions

Length: 60 in, Width: 60 in

Descriptive line

Square shawl of woven silk and cotton, possibly made in Great Britain, 1830-1840

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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