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Drawing, Design for Woven Shawl with Paisley Motifs, 1825–50

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1825–50 and we acquired it in 1924. Its medium is brush and gouache on brown oiled translucent paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.



As demand for Indian shawls grew, European designers and manufacturers tried to replicate not only their materials but also their patterns. Some of these shawls were even sold as authentic Kashmiri, not as the European imitations they actually were.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

30.1 × 14.2 cm (11 7/8 × 5 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, upper left edge, L.457c: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Woven Shawl with Paisley Motifs, 1825–50; France & Scotland; brush and gouache on brown oiled translucent paper; 30.1 × 14.2 cm (11 7/8 × 5 9/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1924-15-14

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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