Paisley cashmere shawl

Object Number: 
1947.431
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.
Gallery Label: 
This shawl belonged to Mrs. Henry R. Payson, mother of Henry Silas Payson, whose portrait is part of the Society's collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Hyde Wheeler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group