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Square white silk crepe shawl

Chinese (for the Western market)
Second half 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

163.5 x 160 cm (64 3/8 x 63 in.)

Accession Number

51.2563

Medium or Technique

Silk; Crepe, embroidery

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frank R. Heustis in memory of her husband