Long cover made from pieces of a shawl

mid 1830s

Object Place: England or Scotland (probably)


58.8 x 134.6 cm (23 1/8 x 53 in.); Legacy dimension: L: 1.346; W: .588

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Imitation Kashmir; border: taffeta

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long cover, made up of pieces of a shawl. Jacquard-patterned compound twill weave with polychrome wefts; very fine black warp. Field shows dense pattern of pointed and curling leaves decorated with small blossoms and sprigs. In border, undulating floral vine. Lined with changeable purple-blue silk taffeta and light blue silk taffeta border. Some seams loose.


Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts