Paisley shawl

Object Number: 
1942.474
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Cashmere
Dimensions: 
with fringe: 134 x 65 in. ( 340.4 x 165.1 cm )
Description: 
Long harlequin type cashmere paisley shawl with scroll and palmette design on black ground at center with quasi-organic figures with scrolling tendrils surrrounding it, the whole design arranged symmetrically with respect to the short axis; border on long sides consisting of tri-lobed arches alternating with palmette motifs; border on short sides of tri-lobed arches alternating with semicircular arches; green, red, blue, black, and white fringe on two short sides.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this shawl belonged to ancestors of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Alexander J. Wall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group