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Shawl

ca. 1843-1847 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Shawl of woven silk, with a black ground with long, curving stems of flowers springing from jewel-like motifs along the centre fold line. The ends between these guard-stripes have a 32.25 inch (82cm) border composed of cresting and deep border between horizontal guard-stripes. These areas of pattern are linked by alternate cones in the border which start at the bottom of the lower guard-stripe, cross the upper and project into the lower part of the cresting. These very large ones are red and contain a stem of flowers. The smaller cones between them are filled with flowers on a black ground. The ground of the border is olive green and yellow. The symmetrical cresting design contains opposed slanting cones in counterchange red and green.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven silk
Brief Description
Shawl of woven silk, Paisley, ca. 1843-1847
Physical Description
Shawl of woven silk, with a black ground with long, curving stems of flowers springing from jewel-like motifs along the centre fold line. The ends between these guard-stripes have a 32.25 inch (82cm) border composed of cresting and deep border between horizontal guard-stripes. These areas of pattern are linked by alternate cones in the border which start at the bottom of the lower guard-stripe, cross the upper and project into the lower part of the cresting. These very large ones are red and contain a stem of flowers. The smaller cones between them are filled with flowers on a black ground. The ground of the border is olive green and yellow. The symmetrical cresting design contains opposed slanting cones in counterchange red and green.
Dimensions
  • Length: 114in (approx.)
  • Width: 58.5in (approx.)
  • Width: 1425mm
  • Length: 2950mm (Note: including fringe)
Credit line
Given by Miss Janet Steen
Collection
Accession Number
T.307-1977

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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