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Shawl

Chinese (for the Western market)
1825–50


Object Place: China

Dimensions

141 x 155 cm (55 1/2 x 61 in.)

Accession Number

57.681

Medium or Technique

Silk; Crepe

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

For the western market. Shawl. Dark rose silk crepe (apparently dyed from yellow), almost square in shape. Border of undulating vine bearing roses and carnations, embroidered in satin stitch. In each corner is embroidered a rose-carnation plant. Very fine single-knotted silk fringe on all sides. Several yellow spots on crepe and fringe.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Nightingale Phillips