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Shawl

probably French (Nimes)
about 1840


Dimensions

164 x 349 cm (64 9/16 x 137 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.266

Medium or Technique

Field: 2/2 S twill; Borders: 1/3 S twill ground patterned with supplementary continuous patterning wefts tied in 3/1 S twill, clipped; Warp: silk plied with wool; main weft: wool; pattern weft: wool

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The center is brilliant green, the border, which is deeper on the ends than on the sides is woven red, green, blue, yellowish orange.

Provenance

Gift from Grenville H. Norcross, Otis Norcross, and Mrs. Kingsmill Maris to the MFA, March 3, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of Grenville H. Norcross and Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs