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Long rectangular shawl

Long rectangular shawl; tomato red ground (silk warp, wool weft); deep border design on short ends and narrower border design on all four sides, of cone motives, woven with polychrome wools in blue and green predominating; short red fringe sewed on two ends; several small holes and stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Dexter

Probably French (provincial), Probably around 1830s

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Medium or Technique

Silk, wool; woven


Textiles and Fashion Arts