Cashmere shawl

Cashmere shawl
Title
Cashmere shawl
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Louise Kreischer
Object Number 
1949.20
Gallery Label 
This shawl belonged to Mrs. George F. Kreischer, the donor's mother.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group