This exquisite shawl was likely one of the French products shown at the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace in London. While the design is crowded with an abundance of floral motifs, both ends have two elongated, overlapping paisley motifs seemingly connected at the top by a flowering plant with spiky leaves.
Its dimensions are
H x W (including fringe): 386.1 × 164.3 cm (12 ft. 8 in. × 5 ft. 4 11/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.