This is a Shawl. It is dated 1840–1850 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is silk, cotton, wool and its technique is 3/1 twill patterned by supplementary wefts (multicolor) bound on the front in 1/3 twill. double interlocked tapestry weave. the floats of the supplementary wefts on the back were cut off after weaving in the finishing proess to reduce weight. the foundati. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This object was
Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert.
It is credited
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 350.5 × 153.7 cm (11 ft. 6 in. × 60 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Shawl (Scotland); silk, cotton, wool; H x W: 350.5 × 153.7 cm (11 ft. 6 in. × 60 1/2 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert; 1967-85-25