Woman's shawl

Indian, worn in America
early 19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Dacca, Bengal, Bangladesh, India

Dimensions

264 x 40 cm (103 15/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.836

Medium or Technique

Embroidered plain weave cotton

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White mull shawl with white embroidered paisley motifs at ends, white embroidered border of diagonal lines and leaves, and scalloped edges

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen S. Stone