Paisley shawl

English (Norwich)
about 1845

Object Place: Norwich, England


157 x 11.5 cm (61 13/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: W: 0.570 m; L: 0.615 m

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Field: 3/1 Z twill; pattern: 3/1 Z Twill, supplementary continuous patterning wefts tied in plain weave, clipped; Warp: silk; main weft: wool; pattern weft: wool

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White ground (silk warp, wool weft) with all-over design of fantastic flowers on slender stems, in bright red, blue, yellow, green, and black; border on all four sides of similar blossoms; white silk fringe sewed on all four sides; several small moth holes. Silk rogue grain ribboned with tied fringe attached. Six colors. Green, yellow, blue, red, black, white.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, Guy Hunter Lee, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Thornton K. Ware, and Mrs. Joseph T. Walker, in memory of Marion Glidden Dove Lee (Mrs. Francis Wilson Lee)