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Rectangular shawl

Long rectangular shawl; white mull embroidered with white cotton; narrow border on all four sides of serpentine vine with pointed leaves, deep border design on two ends of branches from outer border vine, alternately bearing leaves and masses of small holes, some carefully darned.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

American, first half 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts