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Shawl

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Warp: wool and silk. Main weft: cotton; pattern weft: wool. Large rectangular shawl woven with polychrome wool threads on Jacquard loom. Design incorporates romanticized Indo-Persian ornament and Greek and Egyptian revival architecture, elongated buteh motifs, and parade of elephants, camels,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mary Bailey Derr Knox

French (Lyons), about 1867

Object Place

France

Dimensions

161 x 356 cm (63 3/8 x 140 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: length: 356.0 cm (140 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.981

Medium or Technique

Wool, silk, and cotton; twill weave (Jacquard woven)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes