Paisley shawl

Scotlish
1865–70


Object Place: Paisley, Scotland

Dimensions

175.5 x 173.5 cm (69 1/8 x 68 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.735 x 1.755 m

Accession Number

59.424

Medium or Technique

Silk and wool

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Scottish, paisley, reversible shawl. Kashmir imitation. tabby-woven, with silk warps and silk or wool wefts. Pattern shows small floral and cone motifs and large conventionalized floral and arch motifs superimposed on a ground of wide and narrow stripes. Same pattern on reverse, in opposite colors. Colors predominantly yeloow, white, red and black. Green selvedges. At both ends, warps knotted into fringe.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alice Endicott