Paisley shawl

Paisley shawl
Title
Paisley shawl
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Alexander J. Wall
Object Number 
1942.474
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this shawl belonged to ancestors of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group