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Woman's shawl

Red long shawl (faded to pink); row of ten dark yellow and blue pines with vine motifs across each end, truncated pines at ends of row; dark yellow inner and outer horizontal borders, row (or gallery) of twenty small pines and sprigs above inner horizontal borders, outer vertical borders sewn on

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

French or Scottish, worn in America, about 1820

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

possibly Paisley, Scotland

Place of Manufacture

possibly Lyons, France

Accession Number

45.604

Medium or Technique

Silk twill with paired wefts and supplementary wool patterning weft (clipped); edging at sides is a twill with silk warp and clipped and continuous wool patterning weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes