Overall: 133 x 155 1/4 in. ( 337.8 x 394.3 cm )
Machine-woven garden pattern wool paisley shawl with orange, white, black, green and blue against red ground; the center is a black medallion set in a larger arabesque design that runs the length of the shawl, flanked by smaller arabesque designs, the overall pattern is primarily floral with boteh worked in; floral and scroll motif borders the selvege edges, various arabesque shapes alternate along the warp ends.
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Keppler
This shawl belonged to Dr. Francis Miller (1817-1892), the great grandfather of the donor. Dr. Miller lived on Forsyth Street in New York. He served on the medical staff of the City Regiment in the 1850s.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.