Woman's shawl

Probably English (Norwich)
mid-19th century

Object Place: Norwich, England


Overall (Without Fringe): 176.53 x 355.6 cm (69 1/2 x 140 in.) Overall (With Fringe): 176.53 x 381 cm (69 1/2 x 150 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill, block printed; silk tied fringe

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long, rectangular cream silk shawl printed with dense pattern of large floral boteh, with outer border pattern of floral ribbon in shades of pink, green, blue and red. Two ends finished with tied-on, knotted fringe.


Until 1887, Margaret Gwatkin Francis (1815-1887) of Chopstow, Wales and later Ontario, Canada; Gift from Emily M. Bell (great great granddaughter of Francis) to the MFA, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Emily M. Bell