Paisley border cashmere shawl

Paisley border cashmere shawl
Title
Paisley border cashmere shawl
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
Object Number 
1978.39
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group