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Shawl or scarf

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Shawl or scarf. Red silk warp yarns with red purple silk, plus orange metallic, weft yarns. Narrow widthwise bands of red and orange alternating with large areas of purple. Narrow side borders of gold colored metallic supplementary warp yarns. Short warp end fringe. Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, March 9, 1950

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Possibly Burmese, 19th–20th century

Object Place

Dimensions

Overall: 66.5 x 284cm (26 3/16 x 111 13/16in.)

Accession Number

50.261

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with gold metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes