Woman's shawl

probably Scottish, worn in America
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Scotland

Dimensions

Overall: 108 x 111.8 cm (42 1/2 x 44 in.)

Accession Number

99.843

Medium or Technique

Block-printed cotton plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s “moon” shawl, white ground with red, blue, black, and yellow central medallion, which is an eight-pointed stylized flower blossom with petals, bands, berries, and stippling throughout; small red flowers with leaves cover central area; quarter medallions at corners; bands of stylized flower and leaf motifs form inner borders; heavily stippled outer border with bands, petals, and berries similar to medallions; narrow hems at top and bottom with selvedges at sides

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone