Paisley border cashmere shawl

Object Number: 
1978.39
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Cashmere
Dimensions: 
Overall: 74 x 76 in. ( 188 x 193 cm )
Description: 
Handmade square cashmere harlequin paisley shawl, red square at the center surrounded with an arabesque border in orange, red, blue and black, and consisting of opposing boteh enclosing an arabesque at the center, the outer edge of this motif gives an arabesque design, the multicolored outer border is a repetition of variously designed smaller arabesques.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. F. Leighton Meserve
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group