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Woman's shawl

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White mull shawl with white embroidered paisley motifs at ends, white embroidered border of diagonal lines and leaves, and scalloped edges


Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen S. Stone

Indian, worn in America, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Dacca, Bengal, India

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


264 x 40 cm (103 15/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered plain weave cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts