Paisley cashmere shawl

Paisley cashmere shawl
Title
Paisley cashmere shawl
Date 
1820-1850
Medium 
Wool
Dimensions 
Overall: 132 1/2 x 56 1/2 in. ( 336.6 x 143.5 cm )
Description 
Handwoven wool harlequin paisley pieced shawl, in colors of white, red, blue, black, yellow, purple and green; center panel is rectangular with black center having characters or symbols embroidered to one side, flanked by elongated boteh, plant and root design; surrounded by panels with arabesque and boteh motif, across each warp end is a row of arabesque design with multicolored fringe.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. William Hyde Wheeler
Object Number 
1947.431
Gallery Label 
This shawl belonged to Mrs. Henry R. Payson, mother of Henry Silas Payson, whose portrait is part of the Society's collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group