Shawl

English
1920s
Liberty & Co. (English, founded 1875)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

262.89 x 93.98 cm (103 1/2 x 37 in.)

Accession Number

1986.232

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade with silk chiffon lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Four elongated paisley designs on floral ground printed along both ends of rectangular shawl in shades of coral, violet, yellow, pale green, black and white on sheer silk tabby; deep blue center area and borders. All-over brocaded floral design resembling Chinese cloud bands create contrast between sheer and opaque areas (oriental pattern effect). Snap closure concealed with decorative, flower-shaped “button” of assorted padded silks. Sheer light green silk lining. Condition: good; aome thread loss and few holes in lining.

Provenance

Purchased by donor's father, Ward Dick Kerlin, 1920s; Gift to the MFA, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Amos N. Wilder