Paisley shawl

British, possibly Norwich

Object Place: Norwich, England


141 x 143 cm (55 1/2 x 56 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.43 x 1.41

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

2/2 S twill ground patterned with supplementary continuous patterning wefts tied in 3/1 Z twill, clipped; Warp: silk or cotton, resist dyed; main weft: silk; pattern weft: wool

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woven with silk and cotton. The ground of the mainfield is a yellowish-red. Running diagonally across this are pear or palm forms between twisting vines. The ground of the main border is dark blue, in the corners, yellowish-red, the design is of pear or palm forms. The colors are violet, dark blue, green, yellow and white. Pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection