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Shawl

Scottish (Paisley or Edinburgh)
Early 19th century


Dimensions

137 x 224 cm (53 15/16 x 88 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.24 x 1.37

Accession Number

11.2779

Medium or Technique

2/2 Z twill with supplementary continuous patterning wefts tied in 3/1 Z twill, clipped; main warp: silk; main weft: silk; patterning wefts: wool

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black ground, on each end is a deep border of palm leaves in dull red, pink, violet, white, blue, and yellowish green. There are narrower borders of the same design on each side. On the black is a signature embroidered in white in imitation of an Arabic signature.

Provenance

Mrs. E. N. Vanderpoel; gift to the MFA, November 2, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. N. Vanderpoel