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Paisley shawl

Object Number: 
1937.1319
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 126 x 62 3/4 in. ( 320 x 159.4 cm )
Description: 
Jaquard woven wool harlequin paisley shawl in black, green, red, orange, blue and yellow, with the overall tone being orange and red; small black design at the center; there is a central design which runs the length of the shawl, being an elongated arabesque of plant and boteh design, the central design is flanked by arabesque lozenge design also running from end to end; there is an arabesque motif across the fringed warp ends, the long edges are selveged and green.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group