Paisley shawl

possibly French
1805-1810


Object Place: England or Scotland

Dimensions

129.5 x 256 cm (51 x 100 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.56 x 1.295

Accession Number

04.268

Medium or Technique

Field: 2/2 Z twill patterned with supplementary continuous patterning wefts tied in 3/1 Z twill, clipped; Border:1/3 Z twill ground patterned with supplementary continuous patterning weft in 3/1 Z twill, clipped; Warp: silk ; main weft: silk; patterning weft: silk and wool

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark blue silk ground with a powder of small red flowers. Across each end is a border of rows of “pear-shapes” made up of small flowers in red, white, green, and blue with touches of yellow. The gaurd bands have white grounds on which are vines in green, red, and blue. The design is woven with cotton thread. Much worn.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund