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Paisley shawl

Paisley shawl
Title
Paisley shawl
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1319
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group