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Shawl (India), 1850–1875

This is a Shawl. It is dated 1850–1875 and we acquired it in 1946. Its medium is wool and its technique is embroidered on twill weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.



The popular design of elongated paisley cones running from the four corners to center of a plain field was derived almost exclusively from pattern books being published and printed in Paris. Eventually, the center field became so small and complex in shape it would have to be made separately and pieced in, as is the case here.

This object was donated by Marian Hague. It is credited Gift of Marian Hague.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 180 x 184.2 cm (70 7/8 x 72 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Shawl (India), 1850–1875; wool; H x W: 180 x 184.2 cm (70 7/8 x 72 1/2 in.); Gift of Marian Hague; 1946-65-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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