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Assuit or Assyt shawl

Shawl
1922 - 1929 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Rectangular shawl made of black net and silver metal, with silk tassles in a large fishnet pattern at one edge.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
cotton net with silver metal
Brief Description
Black net Assuit shawl with metal design
Physical Description
Rectangular shawl made of black net and silver metal, with silk tassles in a large fishnet pattern at one edge.
Dimensions
  • Length: 244cm
  • Width: 104cm
Credit line
Bequeathed by Clive Scrimshaw
Object history
Historical significance: Probably brought by the owner after 1922 - when the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb prompted a fashion for anything Egyptian. Shawls were out of fashion by the end of the 1920s.
Collection
Accession Number
T.90-1999

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record createdDecember 19, 2000
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