Rectangular shawl with side and end borders

1825-1830


Object Place: Norwich or Paisley, England or Scotland (probably)

Dimensions

58.5 x 250 cm (23 1/16 x 98 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.50 x .585 m (98 1/2 x 23 in.)

Accession Number

1976.52

Medium or Technique

2/2 Z twill ground patterned with supplemenary discontinuous and clipped continuous patterning wefts tied in 3/1 Z twill, clipped; Warp: silk; Main weft: wool; Pattern weft: silk and wool

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular white shawl with side and end borders in predominantly red and green wools on silk ground. Design of each end border: 5 large compact butas made up of distinct flowers; additional flowers between butas. Above this a row of 10 smaller butas. Fringe added at each end.

Provenance

Said by donors to have been owned by Mary Robbins Revere, born Oct. 16, 1794, married Joseph Warren Revere April 16, 1821, died February 1879

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret A. Revere and Miss Anna P. Revere, in memory of Mary C. Rogers