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Woman's shawl

probably English (Norwich)
about 1820

Place of Manufacture: possibly Lyons, France; Place of Manufacture: possibly Paisley, Scotland; Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 248.9 x 131.4 cm (98 x 51 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ground: 2/2 Z twill; Border: 1/3 Z twill ground patterned with supplementary discontinuous patterning wefts tied in 3/1 Z twill, clipped; Warp: silk; Weft; silk?; pattern weft: wool

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red long shawl (faded to pink); row of ten dark yellow and blue pines with vine motifs across each end, truncated pines at ends of row; dark yellow inner and outer horizontal borders, row (or gallery) of twenty small pines and sprigs above inner horizontal borders, outer vertical borders sewn on


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout