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Shawl

Scottish, probably Edinburgh
about 1830


Object Place: England

Dimensions

162.8 x 158.9 cm (64 1/8 x 62 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.826

Medium or Technique

1/3 S twill ground patterned with supplementary continuous patterning wefts tied in 3/1 S twill, clipped; Warp: silk?; main weft: wool; pattern wefts: wool and silk

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square shawl designed to be worn folded; bright red ground with narrow border on all four sides of small-scale green serpentine vine bearing cone shaped blue blossoms, alternating right and left; border outlined on each side by very narrow flowering vine on white ground; narrow fringe on all four sides; several small holes and cracks.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton