Square white silk crepe shawl
Chinese (for the Western market)
Second half 19th century
Object Place: China
163.5 x 160 cm (64 3/8 x 63 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; Crepe, embroidery
Not On View
Square white silk crepe shawl embroidered with large-scale design of pineapples, peonies, lotus and other flowers filling almost the entire shawl; deep knotted fringe on all four sides. Chinese for the European market.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
Gift of Mrs. Frank R. Heustis in memory of her husband