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Small square white silk shawl

Small square white silk shawl embroidered with white silk; single blossom in each corner with rest of shawl filled with curling slender lanceolate leaves; knotted fringe on all four sides; somewhat stained, especially in center; one small hole. Chinese for the European market.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Henry G. E. Payson

Chinese (for the Western market), mid-19th century

Object Place

China

Accession Number

51.598

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes