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Shawl

Scottish (Paisley)
1860–70


Object Place: Paisley, Scotland

Dimensions

157 x 325 cm (61 13/16 x 127 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.53

Medium or Technique

Wool and silk, jacquard woven

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Large rectangular shawl with Jacquard-woven side and end borders in predominately red, blue and black with large undecorated black rectangular center. Design of highly stylized swirling arabesques edged with borders of colored niches (mihrabs) woven all of a piece.

Provenance

MIss Charlotte W. Sawyer; gift to the MFA, January 14, 1976

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Charlotte W. Sawyer, in memory of Sarah Barker Lennan and Martha Barker Sawyer