Cashmere shawl

Object Number: 
1949.20
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 75 x 76 in. ( 190.5 x 193 cm )
Description: 
Handwoven and embroidered wool harlequin paisley shawl, in yellow, red, green, blue, white, purple and black; the center is black with undecipherable symbols embroidered off the center; large boteh radiate from center, four pointing diagonally towards the corners, four set between them, the rest of the ground is worked throughout in boteh, plant and root design, the inner border is a row of rinceau and boteh design, the outer border is pieced to the center and consists of alternating arabesque and boteh motif, there is hand embroidered floral design within the motif.
Gallery Label: 
This shawl belonged to Mrs. George F. Kreischer, the donor's mother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Louise Kreischer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group