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Paisley shawl or bed hanging w/rings

Paisley shawl or bed hanging w/rings
Title
Paisley shawl or bed hanging w/rings
Date 
1825-1860
Medium 
Wool
Dimensions 
Overall: 122 x 59 in. ( 309.9 x 149.9 cm )
Description 
Handwoven and embroidered wool pieced harlequin paisley shawl, in red, purple, black, green, white and blue; black lozenge in the center with boteh fonds protruding into the edges, flanked by asymmetrical design; one side has an arabesque of creeping root design filled with plant patterns; the other side has an arabesque with rinceau style boteh; strips of rinceau and arabesque border along selveged edges, pieced and embroidered arabesque patches border the fringed warp ends; one end has been reinforced with black cordouroy and has brass rings, converting the shawl into a wall hanging.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. A. H. Aldridge
Object Number 
1947.253
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group