Shawl in Floral Vines, printed silk crepe

French (possibly)

Object Place: France


85.5 x 86 cm (33 11/16 x 33 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 33 7/8 x 33 5/8 in. (0.86 x 0.855 m)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed silk crepe

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cream-colored silk crepe ground, printed in shades of red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, and black. Pattern, with motifs having stepped contours to imitate woven patterns, shows double narrow band with conventionalized floral vine alternating with broad bands showing large single blossoms on a stippled ground. Knotted ivory silk fringe all around. Several small holes in one corner; one gray-brown stain.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Fred Bates Lund