Shawl

shawl

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Type: Clothing - Garment
Object Name: Shawl
Place Made: Europe: Western Europe, France
Period: Mid 19th century
Date: 1830 - 1840
Dimensions: L 364 cm x W 163 cm
Materials: Wool; silk
Techniques: Jacquard
ID Number: T93.0106
Credit: Gift of Gaye Passy

The intricate design on this shawl is known as paisley, which evolved from the boteh (flower) patterns of shawls from Kashmir. Kashmiri designs influenced generations of shawls created in Britain and France; this one is an excellent example of Europeans imitating those designs, but woven using a jacquard loom instead of a hand loom.

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