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Cashmere scarf: paisley

Cashmere scarf: paisley
Title
Cashmere scarf: paisley
Date 
1820-1840
Medium 
Wool
Dimensions 
with fringe: 67 x 9 1/2 in. ( 170.2 x 24.1 cm )
Description 
Long black stole flanked with paisley ends; outer border composed of pieced embroidered squares of black, red, orange, blue, and beige fabric; multi-colored fringe on two short ends.
Object Number 
INV.11757
Gallery Label 
Shawls with black centers were popular in Great Britain after the death of Princess Charlotte in 1817.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group