|Type:||Clothing - Garment|
|Place Made:||Europe: Western Europe, France|
|Period:||Mid 19th century|
|Date:||1830 - 1840|
|Dimensions:||L 364 cm x W 163 cm|
|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.