Woman's shawl

Probably English (Norwich)
mid-19th century


Object Place: Norwich, England

Dimensions

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

2008.1042

Medium or Technique

Printed silk twill weave

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

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