Possibly French (provincial)
Object Place: France
144 x 296 cm (56 11/16 x 116 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.96 x 1.44
Medium or Technique
1/3 Z twill with supplementary discontinuous and continuous patterning wefts, clipped tied in plain weave; warp: silk; main weft: wool; patterning wefts: wool.
Not On View
The ground is of red wool. The main border, which is red, is surrounded by a border of palm forms, set obliquely. In the corners are palm forms and twisted stems. On the edge are large palm forms separated by twisted stems bearing conventional leaves. The shawl is surrounded by a border of rosette-like flowers on a white ground. A similar border separates the main field from the wide border of palms. Woven with bright red, light grayish blue, yellow, white, green and black wool.
Bequest of Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury