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Shawl

ca. 1840-1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Shawl of creamy white plied worsted and silk warp and worsted weft twill. The deep border is woven in dark blue cotton with touches of red wool and white silk. The design shows symmetrical cones, four at each side, looking inwards, and an inner cone projecting outwards near the top. The cones are filled with florets in blue, with red and white veins, and are voided on a similar filling. The inner border cones slant towards the centre.

Guard stripes are all the same, with a feathery leaf.


Object details
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Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven plied worsted and silk warp and worsted weft twill with woven cotton, wool and silk
Brief description
Shawl of worsted and silk, probably made in Paisley, Scotland, ca. 1840-1850.
Physical description
Shawl of creamy white plied worsted and silk warp and worsted weft twill. The deep border is woven in dark blue cotton with touches of red wool and white silk. The design shows symmetrical cones, four at each side, looking inwards, and an inner cone projecting outwards near the top. The cones are filled with florets in blue, with red and white veins, and are voided on a similar filling. The inner border cones slant towards the centre.



Guard stripes are all the same, with a feathery leaf.
Dimensions
  • Length: 122in
  • Width: 58.25in
  • Width: 1460mm
  • Length: 3200mm (Note: including fringe)
Credit line
Given by Mrs P. P. Goldschmidt
Collection
Accession number
T.95-1973

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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