A long rectangular net shawl

first half of 19th century

Object Place: United States


65.2 x 226.5 cm (25 11/16 x 89 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; embroidered, drawnwork

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A long rectangular net shawl embroidered with white cotton in chain stitch with some drawn work stitches, border on all four sides of round scallops, each scallop enclosing a circlet of small leaves on curved stem surrounding a pineapple, at two narrow ends a deep double border of repeated large scale pineapple, a spray of fern-like leaves and minute blossoms repeated over ground; a jagged seam across center of shawl (worn part probably removed).

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Theresa and MIss Elizabeth Blake