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Woman's shawl

Square silk crêpe shawl, bluish-green with silk embroidery in same color; deep border design of peonies, lotus and several other varieties of flowers; spray of same motifs pointed in to center of shawl above border; embroidered in satin and stem stitches; knotted fringe on all four sides;...

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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

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

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with silk embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts